The Weekly Report covers West Africa maritime security incidents, recent trends in maritime security in West Africa, Niger Delta militancy and ongoing issues in West Africa that affect shipping.
Whilst it has been quiet offshore in terms of piracy incidents, there is a lot of activity in the Niger Delta region on waterways and in communities. Of particular interest this week:
- 3 Lebanese construction personnel kidnapped by pirates in speedboats in Akwa Ibom state.
- Threat from a new militant group called the Akwa Ibom Avengers.
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