-The Ghana Armed Forces is predicting of prolonged pirate activities in the Gulf of Guinea
- Commander Dr. Kamal-Deen Ali has thus warned African states to deepen strategies against their activities
- The warning follows the hijacking of the Nigerian Oil vessel
The Ghana Armed Forces has predicted of more pirate activities in the Gulf of Guinea following the hijacking of a Nigerian oil vessel by pirates.
Director of Research of the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College Dr. Kamal-Deen Ali expressed concerns over the situation saying. that the political demand of the pirates is what have brought a much more complicated security situation involving piracy.
This is very significant because most of the vessels that were hijacked or that have been hijacked in the Gulf of Guinea in the last few years are hijacked purely on economic reasons largely or certain times connected to the Niger Delta militants but didn’t really come out publicly in the form of a political demand. So this has made this particular hijacking very significant and one that not only Nigeria, every country in the region should be worried about, he explained.
Meanwhile the Commander cautioned that militant groups like Boko Haram could also adopt a similar strategy. He has thus charged all countries in the sub region to deepen surveillance and maintain constant presence at the Coasts of the Gulf of Guinea.