Piracy on the Rise in Nigeria


A pirate attack on an Italian ship off the coast of Bayelsa state, in which four crew were abducted, marks the latest in a spate of incidents that have some analysts flagging West Africa as the next piracy hot spot.

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  • West Africa:  Nigeria Attacks Pair Piracy, Kidnappings

    allAfrica.com, 25 December 2012

    The 23 December pirate attack on an Italian ship 40 nautical miles off the coast of Nigeria's Bayelsa state is part of a growing trend in Africa's Gulf of Guinea region. Four ... read more »

Photo: ThisDay

Pirates operating on the Nigeria coast.

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