6 December: Nigeria Monthly Report, Briefing & Map
Map: Serious security incidents 2nd half 2013, as of 1 December ; Map: Serious security incidents 1st half 2013; Security Incident Charts; Key Points; Next 30 days; Beyond 30 Days; Security: Kidnapping: Impacting on expatriates and Nigerian nationals, Kidnapping: Security forces respond – with some success , Kidnapping: Communities react, Violent crime: Armed robbery and carjacking, Violent crime: Authorities and population fighting back, Violent crime: Pirates kill headmaster, snatch teachers salary in Bayelsa, Community unrest: Communal clash claims nine lives in Bayelsa, IYC vows to end sea piracy, kidnapping in N-Delta , JTF bans civilian speed boats for escort duty; Illegal Bunkering and Pipeline Vandalism, Escalating and threatening the national economy?, Ex-NNPC staff, three others nabbed for pipeline vandalisation, Shell may give up Nigerian oil pipeline because of thefts, sabotage, The mechanics of the crime; Security forces response: Strategic countermeasures and political manoeuvring, British parliamentarians task Nigeria on surveillance, Pipeline vandalism: Impacting on power generation; Post-amnesty/Militancy: Educating, training ex-Niger Delta militants, Ateke warns ex-militant agitators against Kuku, Asari-Dokubo arrested in Benin; Latest MEND statements; Maritime: US sailors released, 8 others taken, Naval commanders present a unified front, West African leaders promise to combat piracy surge, W. African navies must cooperate, US says after kidnappings, Navy seeks funding, Nigerian Navy vessel construction and procurement developments, U.S. military faces Africa cuts, sees Somalia, Mali successes; Politics: Delta Speaker escapes assassination, PDP schism - communities align and clash , PDP crisis – A chronology; Incident statistics; Security Incident Library 2013 – in chronological order.
8 November: Gulf of Guinea MarSec Update
General Risk Area; Caution: Abidjan!; Incident sample: Kidnap, supply vessel C-Retriever, Nigeria; Incident sample: OP tanker, Malpensa, Nigeria; Map: Incidents past 6 weeks; Map: incidents past 12 weeks; Map: Incidents past 13 months; Table: Incidents by country, past 12 months; Graph: Incidents by ship type, past 12 months; Map: Lloyd’s Joint War Committee Listed Area; Current advice: General; Current advice: Country specific; Map: Selected Nigerian ports and offshore terminals.
6 November: Niger Delta Security Report, Briefing & Map
Map: Serious security incidents 2nd half 2013, as of 1 November ; Map: Serious security incidents 1st half 2013; Security Incident Charts; Key Points; Next 30 days; Beyond 30 Days; Security: FCT – Alleged kidnap kingpin, Kelvin Oniarah docked, KIDNAP ring leader, Kelvin, has 300 boys in Niger Delta, says suspect , BAYELSA – Kidnappers release Oronto Douglas’s sister, AKWA IBOM – Protesters shut down Exxonmobil over oil spill compensation, Army begins massive recruitment and charm offensive; Illegal Bunkering: Crude oil theft - NNPC admits revenue shortfall, Oil theft, another face of terrorism - Alison-Madueke, How military, police aid oil thieves – Shell, FG to use electronic pipeline surveillance to monitor oil theft, RIVERS – Shell shuts Trans-Niger pipeline in because of leaks; Post-amnesty/Militancy: RIVERS – JTF faults MEND’s claims on soldiers’ killings, DELTA – Refinery fire: Amnesty Office dismisses MEND’s claim, I have no dealings with MEND – presidential advisor, Tony Uranta, Presidency alleges plans by Niger Delta youths to invade Abuja; Latest MEND statements ; Maritime: FED GOVT mulls new law on piracy and robbery at sea, BAYELSA – Navy impounds Ghana-bound vessel with stolen crude oil, C-RETRIEVER KIDNAP – Nigeria orders rescue attempt, RIVERS – Sea pirates kill two soldiers, abduct one, CROSS RIVER – Training exercise ‘African Winds’ kicks off, NIMASA unveils three patrol boats to fight piracy, OIL THEFT, PIRACY – Fed Govt to impound erring ships; Politics: RIVERS – Probe plot to kidnap Amaechi - New PDP; Incident statistics; Security Incident Library 2013 – in chronological order.
10 October: Nigera Martimie Security Review, Briefing & Map
Map: Attacks On International Maritime Assets 1 Jan - 30 Sep 2013; Security Charts; Amendments And Updates; General Risk Area – Gulf Of Guinea; Core Message – Gulf Of Guinea; Summary Of Incidents And Events – Gulf Of Guinea, Q3 2013; Current Advice – Gulf Of Guinea; Current Advice – Country Specific; Key Points – Nigeria; Summary Of Main Risks – Gulf Of Guinea; Next Three Months; Security Situation: Why has there been drop in attacks off the SW corner of the Niger Delta?, Vessel Hijackers Now Pose as Charterers – NIMASA, More ships visit Nigerian ports, despite piracy rating, Petroleum minister laments insecurity in Gulf of Guinea, Pirates kill policeman, civilian, GoG Regional Maritime Awareness Capability Conference; Hijackings, Oil Theft And Illegal Bunkering: 968 Oil Tankers Lift 82.1 Million Metric Tons of Crude Without Piracy Attack, Counter bunkering operations, Security forces move against crude oil thieves throughout the delta, Europe to ban oil stolen from Nigeria, Navy – We can't stop oil thieves ; Nigerian Navy: Nigeria, Cameroon to establish joint naval patrol, Nigerian Navy fights back, We're winning war against oil theft - Chief of Naval Staff, Nigerian Navy to build another warship, Gulf of Guinea security challenges: Nigerian navy seeks regional collaboration; NIMASA: NIMASA plans to make maritime sector Nigeria’s economic mainstay; Other Issues: Maritime Trade Information Centre – Update, MEND – still inactive; Maritime Serious Security Incident Statistics, Nigeria – 2010-2013; Maritime Security Incident Library 2013.
7 October: Niger Delta Monthly Security Report, Briefing & Map
Map: Serious security incidents 2nd half 2013, as of 01 October; Map: Serious security incidents 1st half 2013; Security Incident Charts; Key Points; Next 30 days; Beyond 30 Days; Security: Kidnapping continues to plague the Delta, o Security Forces fight the kidnappers, Human rights lawyer victim calls for amnesty for kidnappers, Kidnapping attracts extreme behaviour, Robbery embarrasses Delta State officials, 6 killed, villages razed in A-Ibom; Illegal Bunkering and Refining: Oil theft – reports continue to reveal the scale and scope, Environmental cost of oil theft, Report recommends strategies for reducing crude oil theft, Various groups speak out against crude oil theft, Security Forces response – simply scratching the surface?, SPDC adopts aerial mapping of bunkering, Help from an unexpected quarter!, Negative outlook from former militant leader, NEC okays N15bn for anti-oil theft equipment , EU to partner Nigeria on oil theft, NNPC claims theft occurs at well-heads; Post-amnesty/Militancy : Youths urge Jonathan to empower non-militants…….., …..While former militants fight over the spoils of the amnesty deal, …..and former tier 1 leaders live the high life, Nigeria to terminate amnesty for Niger Delta militants in 2015, 2015: Ex-militants warn Amaechi, PDP on Jonathan’s re-election, Why Leaders of Ethnic Militia Groups Met In Owerri – Arewa Youths President, Delta kidnap kingpin gives President Jonathan a 60-day ultimatum; MEND Statements ; Maritime: 968 Oil Tankers Lift 82.1 Million Metric Tons of Crude Without Piracy Attack, More ships visit Nigerian ports, despite piracy rating, NIMASA plans to make maritime sector Nigeria’s economic mainstay, Nigeria, Cameroon to establish joint naval patrol, Vessel Hijackers Now Pose as Charterers – NIMASA; Other Issues : PDP Crisis and political inertia at federal level; Incident statistics; Security Incident Library 2013 – in chronological order.