Thursday, August 29, 2013


Nigeria Navy Kills 6 Pirates, Injures 1

Photo by Tyson Weinert, Official U.S. Coast Guard Photo

By CARLEY PETESCH / Associated Press / August 28, 2013
"LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s navy killed six pirates and injured one other in its latest attack to try to stop the outlaws from expanding their territory in the Gulf of Guinea, a navy official said Wednesday.
The pirates engaged the navy in a gun battle late Sunday off the coast of Calabar in Nigerian and Cameroonian waters, said Delta state navy spokesman Lt. Delightsome Yohana. Nigeria’s navy fired back, killing the six pirates, he said. The other attacker is getting treatment for injuries while in custody, he said.
The operation is the latest in a string of victories for the Nigerian navy that has amped up its presence offshore and bolstered it with support from its air forces. In the last two weeks the navy has killed 18 pirates in battles and arrested five, Yohana said.
‘‘We've been building our efforts for a long time. We are putting all our time, effort and resources to ensure the pirates are captured,’’ Yohana said."
EDITOR'S NOTE: Killing pirates in noticeable numbers worked great for Captain Woods Rogers ,British Governor of the Bahamas. He did eventually clean out the Bahamas. It definitely has to be more effective than the catch and release methods practiced by the U.S. and European navies off of Somalia. We would bet that in 24 months we won't be hearing about piracy off Nigeria. And in this case the diminishment in piracy won't be caused by running the pirates off to greener pastures. This is removal of the plague from the planet, this works.

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