Pirates Chased From British Freighter

(TheGuardian) The Nigerian navy used its “superior firepower” late last week to foil a pirate attack on a British-flagged freighter and rescue the crew in an encounter off the west African coast, a spokesman said. Commodore Christian Ezekobe said the navy deployed a warship after receiving a distress call on Wednesday that pirates were about to hijack the MT Vectis Osprey 20 … [Read more...]

Nigerian Navy Boosts Camera Surveillance Against Pirates

By Tife Owolabi YENAGOA, Nigeria, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Nigeria's navy has installed eight automated, camera-equipped surveillance towers in the waters just off its coast, in an effort to tackle a surge in pirate attacks and crude oil theft that have blighted Africa's top energy producer this year. Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral Dele Ezeoba told journalists late on … [Read more...]

Nigerian Navy Kills 6 Pirates in Latest Crackdown

The Nigerian Navy this week continued its recent crackdown on piracy in the Gulf of Guinea. The Associated Press reports that Nigeria’s navy killed six pirates and injured one other in a gun battle late Sunday off the coast of Calabar in Nigerian and Cameroonian waters. Today's news comes following last week's report that the Nigerian Navy killed 12 pirates as they … [Read more...]