Nigeria – Marine Police set for reactivation to curb attacks at anchorage

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The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, says it will partner with the Marine Police to curb rising cases of attacks on vessels at anchorage at the nation’s seaports.

Disclosing this in Lagos, Director-General of NIMASA, Dr Bashir Jamoh, said the partnership with the Police became necessary so as to arrest the ugly trend. He said he has met with the Inspector General of police and that the Police boss has appointed an Assistant Inspector General, AIG, of Police to take care of that area.

Jamoh stated that despite the drastic reduction in pirate attacks in the Gulf of Guinea, indications have shown an increase in attacks at the nation’s anchorage.

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