Monday, November 7, 2011

Africa: Sea Piracy - Nigeria Seeks Co-operation Among African Navys

Daily Trust (NAN)
31 October 2011

Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral Ola Ibrahim has said that African Navies needed to cooperate to curb the activities of sea pirates in the continental coastal water.

The Naval chief said in Johannesburg yesterday that the activities of the pirates at the African coastal lines would drive investors away if not curbed.

Ibrahim, who was a Guest Speaker at the just-concluded African Navy Maritime Security Conference in South Africa, said that the potentials in the continental seas needed to be fully protected.

"The main issue discussed at the conference is how African Navy can cooperate, so cooperation was preached on many grounds. The conferences also afford the opportunity for us to know that whatever happens in any parts of Africa affect other nations.

"So it is very clear that without cooperation we can achieved very little success in tackling the activities of pirates that is now a threat in the continent territorial waters."

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