Rethinking Nigerian 'Piracy'




Piracy in Nigeria is a misnomer. What actually occurs is maritime crime within the territorial waters of Nigeria. It is not a new problem this issue has been escalating since 2006. This is a problem which has been on a slow burn for years and in fact the number of incidents which occur in Nigerian waters and the Gulf of Guinea exceeds that of Somalia even at the height of Somali activity. Upwards of 100,000 barrels of oil are stolen at sea and on land in Nigeria a day. The Gulf of Guinea has b...
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