Kidnap for Ransom Piracy Cases in Nigeria

In 2010, 18 of the 58 total pirate attacks of the shores of Nigeria involved kidnapping and ransom demands for hostages. In 2008 and 2009, only 8 kidnapping piracy cases involved ransom demands.

Source: AFP, “Cash-driven piracy to rise in Nigeria’s oil delta: analysts,” Google News, January 3, 2011.