By Daniel Psirmoi Kenya’s military intervention in Somalia has been lauded for helping reduce piracy along the East African coast of the Indian Ocean.
Four months after pirates hijacked an oil tanker, MT MAXIMUS, the Nigerian Navy (NN) has recovered a rogue vessel, MT DEJIKUN used by the pirates.
An anchored heavy lift carrier was boarded by four robbers armed with guns off Batu Ampar, Batam Island, Indonesia, according to data released by International Maritime Bureau’s Piracy Reporting Centre (IMB PRC).
Ete-Ibas said the Navy had done well, especially in the areas of security of the nation’s waterways against the activities of sea pirates and other crimes in the maritime domain.
In a press statement released on the group’s official website, the NDA also restated its intention to attack the interests of oil corporations if they repaired any facilities damaged by the group.
It said that Semenitari told the EU delegation that the region was faced with numerous challenges which the commission was keen to address through partnerships.
By Dirk Steffen Background The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) are Nigeria’s “new” Niger Delta militancy phenomenon. They have issued challenges to the Nigerian government, international oil companies, and the military. Within a span of less than 3 months they are … Continue reading
By Chiemelie Ezeobi Chiemelie Ezeobi writes that the war against pipeline vandalism in the Lagos area by operatives of the Nigerian Navy Ship Beecroft, has yielded tremendous success with the recovery of stolen products and the arrest of several suspects.