Nigeria to prosecute 10 arrested pirates under new anti-piracy law
* Inter-agency collaboration key to maritime security – Jamoh
They were arrested by the Nigerian Navy, which dispatched a ship to intercept the vessel after it got an
Suppression of Piracy and Other Maritime Offences (SPOMO) Act signed into law in June last year by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The law made Nigeria the first in West and Central Africa to have a distinct anti-piracy legislation.
crew to collaboration between NIMASA and the Nigerian Navy.
He said the Agency would continue to work with relevant security agencies in order to achieve its
goal of eradicating piracy and all forms of illegality on the Nigerian waters.
robust collaboration between NIMASA and the Nigerian Navy.
There has been a lot of synergy between NIMASA and the Navy with regard to the Suppression of Piracy
and Other Maritime Offences Act.
facilitate sufficient prosecution of these pirates.”
arrest of the pirates was due to a tip-off by the Beninoise Navy.
Shettima warned criminal elements to stay away from Nigerian waters and the Gulf of Guinea, saying the Navy has the capability to deal with such threats.