June 19, 2024


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By Ebenezer William

The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) under the leadership of Comrade (Prince) Adewale Adeyanju, HFCPSP condemns in totality the act of barbarism meted out to Truckers at TCIT, Tincan Island Port on the 6th of February, 2024 by hoodlums hired by the Lagos State Cargo & Transport Committee (LASTCOC).

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 tickets at the gate beginning from the Tincan Port. It was the 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 a serious exchange of gunshots between the hoodlums and the security agencies.

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

It would be recalled that several attacks from the 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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