How Modern Pirates Are Still a Threat in The Coast of Africa

May 4, 2023 | Crime, Social, Videos

From the tumultuous waters of the Niger Delta, a new breed of pirates has emerged who kidnap foreign nationals working on drilling platforms. They take hostages for ransom, transforming kidnapping into a business. They are the modern-day pirates who operate on powerful speedboats. In this gripping documentary, we get a rare glimpse into the world of these pirates who see themselves as Robin Hood figures.
Follow several soldiers and sailors during their mission to track these pirates down. For months, we accompanied them on raids to expose how these criminals operate. Their main targets? Oil companies who they accuse of draining the country of its natural resources without giving anything back. With 73 attacks and 62 abductions in 2015, what drives these modern-day pirates and will they ever be stopped? This documentary will reveal the shocking truth.

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