Pirates… just what West Africa needs

With growth comes well-organized crime?

“Pirates, often heavily armed and violent, are targeting vessels and their crews along the Nigerian coast, rivers, anchorages, ports and surrounding waters. In many cases, they ransack the vessels and steal the cargo, usually gas oil,” the International Maritime Bureau IMB reported on Thursday.Countries on the Gulf of Guinea, including Nigeria, Ghana and Ivory Coast, are major sources of oil and cocoa and increasingly metals for world markets.

via Pirate Attacks by Heavily Armed Gangs Surge Off Nigerian Coast – NYTimes.com.

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