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According to a new report by the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau, kidnappings by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea hit a new record in 2020, with 130 crew members kidnapped in 22 separate incidents in 2020. With "with well-armed and violent gangs defying regional navies and marauding further out to sea," pirates in the Gulf of Guinea accounted for 95% of at-sea kidnappings globally in 2020. Although the Gulf of Guinea borders more than half a dozen countries and covers nearly 900,000 square miles, most of the pirates are believed to operate out of the Niger Delta region of southern Nigeria (major city: Port Harcourt). Quote from www.reuters.com/article/us-nigeria-security-pirates/gulf-of-guinea-pirate-kidnappings-hit-record-in-2020-idUSKBN29I1RV
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