Souleymane Samba Sarr, a former high ranking officer in the Armée Nationale Populaire (ANP) (Nigerian Army) and now a supporter of the Hoko Baram has been operating a smuggling and drug trafficking ring off the coast of Senegal for the past 6 years. Recently, contacts have verified that Souleymane has also been responsible for increased pirate activity and kidnappings.

AFRICOM has asked THESEUS to assist in establishing a Forward Operating Base on the Island off the Coast of Senegal, provide security for logistics teams, as well as ensuring civilian safety during this operation.