Niger Delta: APC denies involvement in alleged killing of navy personnel

The Bayelsa chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied allegations linking it to the killing of a navy personnel during Saturday, March 9 House of Assembly election in the state. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state had accused APC of complicity in the death of the officer, who was escorting a […]

Nigeria: Pirates kill 2 in Bayelsa

By Samuel Oyadongha YENAGOA—TWO persons were reportedly killed yesterday, when armed men, suspected to be pirates, attacked a passenger boat along the Okoroma axis of the Nembe/Brass waterways in Bayelsa East senatorial district. Five other passengers were said to have sustained injuries. To continue reading, please click here. Source:

Six feared dead in sea pirates attack

Six security operatives on an escort mission were feared dead Friday night in Bayelsa State. The security operatives were attacked by sea pirates along the Ekebiri waterways in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. Also sea pirates, Thursday kidnapped five people from a ship off the coast of oil-rich southern Nigeria, police and maritime […]

Securing our inland waterways

The recurring use of our inland waterways by kidnappers calls for greater attention to the security of these waterways. Some schools and residential areas located near these waterways have, for some time now, been traumatised by spates of kidnapping, with the security agencies having no answers to the problem other than to negotiate with the […]

Police arrest fisherman, herbalist for piracy, recover guns

Afeez Hanafi A 40-year-old fisherman, Seth Akpot, has been arrested in the Badagry area of Lagos for allegedly belonging to a gang of sea pirates. It was learnt that three AK-47 rifles with ammunition reportedly used by the gang were recovered from Akpot’s uncle, Mustapha Sumaila, an herbalist. To continue reading, please click here. Source:

Sea Piracy Accounts For Revenue Shortfall In Rivers – Customs

By King Osila Attacks by sea pirates on the waterways of Rivers State have been identified as part of the factors affecting revenue generation through sea imports to the state. Coming up with this in Port Harcourt, Tuesday the outgoing Controller of Customs, Eastern Marine Command, Kankara Usman Bello, made this known to newsmen. Bello […]

Joint Patrol in Malacca Strait Conducted by Indonesia, Malaysia

Indonesian and Malaysian military personnel are conducting joint patrol and excise code named Patkor Optima-26A/17 in the Malacca Strait. Commander of the Tanjungpinang Naval Base Colonel Ribut Eko Suyatno, representing the commander of the western Indonesian marine security, opened the event in Batam, Riau Islands province, on Tuesday. To continue reading, please click here. Source:

Buhari pledges to rid Nigerian waters of pirates

Oladeinde Olawoyin President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated the commitment of the Nigerian government to rid the nation’s waters of pirates and their nefarious activities. Mr. Buhari made this known at a workshop organised by the Association of African Maritime Administrations (AAMA) for the Heads of Maritime Administrations. To continue reading, please click here. Source:

Two Nigerian soldiers killed, three injured by “heavily armed sea robbers”

Cletus Ukpong Two soldiers were killed in Rivers State on Wednesday after they responded to a distress call by “heavily armed sea robbers,” the Army has said. Abubakar Abdullahi, a spokesperson for the Army, confirmed the incident in a statement to PREMIUM TIMES. “Our troops deployed at Creek 6 Houseboat Cawthorne Channel while responding to a […]

Sea pirates kill four marine policemen

Stolen gunboat a major cause for concern. Posted By: Precious Dikewoha Sea pirates have killed four policemen after hijacking their gunboat on routine patrol of the Abonnema waterways. The bodies of the policemen have been recovered. The Nation gathered that the gunboat was attacked shortly after departing Abonnema wharf jetty in Akuku-Toru Local Government Area […]