Exploring Contemporary Sea Piracy in Nigeria, the Niger Delta and the Gulf of Guinea
This paper thematically explores contemporary piracy in the African state of Nigeria, the Niger Delta and the Gulf of Guinea. Nigeria is undeniably a rich country based on its economic, agricultural and population advantages, but criminal activities like piracy have been a significant disadvantage. Most of the piracy activities happening in Nigeria are mainly located in the Niger Delta region, the heart of Nigeria’s oil and gas exploration. Some of the unemployed youths of the region use piracy activities as a fightback against the so-called “resource control” embarked upon by the Federal Government of Nigeria, which disadvantages them.
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Citation : Nwalozie, C.J. (2020) Exploring Contemporary Sea Piracy in Nigeria, the Niger Delta and the Gulf of Guinea. Journal of Transport Security,
Research Institute : Institute for Research in Criminology, Community, Education and Social Justice
Peer Reviewed : Yes