2016-10-24: According to reports from Sunday (23 October) the Nigerian army repelled the hijacking of a ship by pirates in the Niger Delta in the past week. The attack was thwarted in the Agge area on the Ramos River. Pirate attacks increased in numbers in this region in the past months. The Nigerian military killed and arrested several pirates in the near past.
Further pirate attacks cannot be ruled out. Heightened security measures are to be expected. Travellers are advised to exercise high caution and to follow instructions from security forces.