MWUN blames LASTCOC for attacking truckers at Tin Can Port

Comrade Adewale Adeyanju

The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) has condemned in totality the Lagos State Cargo & Transport Committee (LASTCOC) for allegedly hiring hoodlums to attack truckers at Tincan Island Port on 6th of February, 2024.

The President-General of MWUN, Comrade Adewale Adeyanju, condemned the attack in a statement by Comrade John Kennedy Ikemefuna, Head of Media, MWUN.

Comrade Adewale Adeyanju described the attack as barbaric, saying “the crisis which lasted for hours on the day had many of the maritime truckers attacked with machetes and other dangerous weapons, leaving them (Truckers) with various degrees of injuries.

“The Thugs in their large numbers wielding all kinds of dangerous weapons came into the Tincan Port to impose illegal sales of ticket at the gate beginning from the Tincan Port. It was the ensued heated argument between the hoodlums and the Truck drivers that gave rise to the ugly crisis.

‘It took the efforts of the security agencies at the port to douse the tension after serious exchange of gunshots by the hoodlums and the security agencies.

“We as a Union frowns at this incessant criminality that’s always giving room to person’s and group of people or associations, who have no business at the port and within the axis, coming to breach the peace of doing legitimate businesses at the maritime sector.

“It would be recalled that several attacks from same faceless associations also rocked the Tincan Port claiming lives and destroying vehicles at the port.

“The Maritime Workers Union is appealing to all the security agencies at the ports to please be vigilant and be more proactive in the security of persons, Truckers and property in and around the ports, as no good business thrives in the face of hostilities and crisis as we have experienced in recent times.”

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