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Ten pirates sentenced to years in prison in Nigeria

The hijacking of a Chinese fishing boat in 2020 has resulted in ten pirates being sentenced to 12 years in prison in Nigeria. The government asked the court to send a strong signal that piracy in the Gulf of Guinea will not be tolerated, writes security firm Dryad Global. Updated.

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A court in Nigeria has taken firm action against members of pirate groups that have plagued commercial shipping in the Gulf of Guinea off West Africa for years, writes security firm Dryad Global on its website.

The Federal High Court of Lagos found ten pirates guilty on all charges, sentencing each of them to 12 years in prison. In addition, they were ordered to pay a large fine.

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