The Gulf of Guinea accounted for all worldwide crew kidnappings in the first quarter of 2019 © AFP/Getty Images
The Gulf of Guinea accounted for all worldwide crew kidnappings in the first quarter of 2019 © AFP/Getty Images

Nigeria's anti-piracy moves will make kidnappings ‘history’

27 June 2019

Nigeria is taking action to ensure the safety and security of seafarers against piracy and armed robbery in the Gulf of Guinea. 

At a symposium held at the International Maritime Organization headquarters in London, Dakuku Peterside, director general and CEO of the Nigerian Maritime Authority and Safety Agency (NIMASA) said initiatives are underway to improve the joint capacity of Nigerian law enforcement and the Navy to make seafarer kidnappings ‘history’.

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