Kidnappings by pirates up 40% in Gulf of Guinea 

  Kidnappings rose by 40% in the Gulf of Guinea, including Nigeria, in the first nine…

Seafarer kidnappings surge in Gulf of Guinea 

  The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has reported a surge in violent hostage taking and kidnappings…

Kidnappings: Police declares state of emergency on East-West Road

The Police in Rivers State has declared a state of emergency on the Rumuji-Ndele-Rumuekpe axis of…

Kidnappings in Nigeria, others create 44% global maritime crime surge

Maritime kidnaps across the globe surged by 44 percent in 2016, in part driven by an uptick of…

Kidnappings at sea hit 10-year high in 2016 

Kidnappings at sea hit a 10-year high in 2016 despite piracy attacks as a whole falling…

Nigeria accounts for 26% of global kidnappings at sea 

Kidnapping and hostage-taking persists off the coasts of West Africa and South East Asia, despite a…

Nigerian waters remain dangerous as kidnappings continue in Gulf of Guinea

The Gulf of Guinea witnessed a continuation of the high levels of piracy seen in the…

Kidnappings for ransom easy and less risky

In 2016, piracy has yet again emerged as one of the key problems seafarers face during…