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Pirate attacks in Nigeria could spread to port terminals

While the Nigerian economy suffers from the decline in the oil price, the newly founded rebel group, Niger Delta Avengers, which has carried out several attacks on oil infrastructure in Nigeria, has also pulled piracy closer to terminals along the country's coastline, notes Risk Intelligence.

Photo: Sunday Alamba/AP/Polfoto/Arkiv

Things looked set to go well in Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa. With the rise of the oil price and a new method to calculate GDP, the country surpassed South Africa in 2014 as the continent's largest economy and also established itself as Africa's leading oil producer.

All until catastrophe after catastrophe started raining down on the country, which has been ruled by Muhammadu Buhari since he took over the presidential office from Goodluck Jonathan in March 2015.

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