Piracy and armed robbery attacks in Nigerian waters fell 77 per cent in the first nine months of 2021 when compared to the same period in 2020, the International Maritime Bureau said in its latest report.
The entire Gulf of Guinea witnessed a similar decline in criminal activities with only 28 incidents reported compared to 46 last year.
“The Gulf of Guinea region recorded 28 incidents of piracy and armed robbery in the first nine months of 2021, in comparison to 46 for the same period in 2020,” the report said. “Most notably, Nigeria only reported four incidents in the first nine months of 2021, in comparison to 17 in 2020 and 41 in 2018…
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