Maritime Transport Security

Maritime Transport Security

Issues, Challenges and National Policies

Comparative Perspectives on Transportation Security series

Edited by Khalid Bichou, Joseph S. Szyliowicz and Luca Zamparini

Maritime Transport Security offers a multidisciplinary framework and a comparative analysis of maritime transport security policies and practices in several key countries.

Chapter 11: Maritime security in Nigeria

Frank Ojadi

Subjects: environment, transport, politics and public policy, terrorism and security


The Federal Republic of Nigeria has an area of 923,769 square kilometres (km) (made up of 909,890 square km of land area and 13,879 square km of water area). The coast of Nigeria is a belt of mangrove swamps traversed by a network of creeks and rivers and the great Niger Delta that covers 70,000 square km (National Bureau of Statistics, 2009). The country's territorial waters and Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) cover 1555 square nautical km and 25,925 square nautical km, respectively. The southeast corner of the EEZ is shared with three neighbours: Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea and Sao Tome and Principe.

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