Africa pirates choose kidnap over cargo
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BBC Africa Experts: Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea

The most dangerous waters in the world are no longer off the coast of Somalia, but off Nigeria, in the Gulf of Guinea.

Vessels there are more likely to have their crews kidnapped than their cargoes taken, and the tactic is on the rise.

BBC Africa Security correspondent Tomi Oladipo explains why.

  • 14 Jul 2016