Risk Intelligence: Nigeria stable despite new kidnappings

The kidnappings and ransom demands in Nigeria in recent weeks are more a sign of a single group’s activity than a general escalation, Risk Intelligence assesses.

Three pirate attacks in just a week and a kidnapping far from the coast of Nigeria could indicate that the number of attacks off the West African coast has seriously escalated recently. However, according to Chief Analyst in Risk Intelligence, Nis Leerskov Mathiesen, most of the attacks have been carried out by a single, possibly new, local group and the Danish security counselling company does not think there is a need to fear a general escalation.

“It is too soon to talk about an escalation as we have previously witnessed a similar level of activity from a single group which was then abated by the authorities. We see signs that some of the attacks were carried out by the same group,” Nis Leerskov Mathiesen tells ShippingWatch.

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