Thursday, February 25, 2021
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Insecurity

Kidnapped Sailors Return to Turkey, speaks on Death Threats and Forest Captivity

Fifteen Turkish sailors kidnapped by pirates last month in the Gulf of Guinea arrived back in Turkey on Sunday and the ship’s captain described how they faced death threats and were held in a forest during their three-week ordeal. The...

Transport workers condemn incessant attacks at Gulf of Guinea

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has slammed the Federal Government for failing to engage critical stakeholders in tackling insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea as robbery and piracy persist in the region. The ITF described the Gulf of Guinea as...

GoG: Pirates attack vessel in Lome, Togo

The Gulf of Guinea may have finally been taken over by pirates as another Greek product tanker, MARIA E was attacked Tuesday, February 9, and boarded at 1220 UTC. Fleetmon reports indicated the vessel was attacked, northwest of Sao Tome...

Four Years into Voyage and Meters from Land, MT Iba Tanker Crew Still Stuck...

Nearly four years into their odyssey at sea, the five-member crew of oil tanker MT Iba is tantalizingly close to shore, yet still unable to set foot on dry land. Bleary-eyed and wearing tattered clothes, the men are exhausted...

Nigeria’s Navy to Toughen Punishment for Collusion with Kidnappers

Nigeria’s navy plans to strengthen its measures to root out and punish personnel who collude with kidnappers and criminals, its new naval chief said. Kidnappings in the Gulf of Guinea, which covers 2.3 million square kilometers and borders some 20...

Bandits, other criminal elements are willing to listen to clerics than government – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has revealed that bandits and other criminal elements across the federation are willing to listen to religious leaders as mediators than the government. Mohammed made this known while reacting to the recent...

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