President General, MWUN, Comrade   Adewale Adeyanju, fnli, HFCPSP

By: Bisi Akingbade

The President General, MWUN and Deputy President, NLC, Comrade  Adewale Adeyanju, fnli, HFCPSP  Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria,  MWUN, has condemned in totality the act of barbarism meted on Truckers at TCIT, Tincan Island Port on 6th of February, 2024 by hoodlums hired by the Lagos State Cargo & Transport Committee (LASTCOC).

According to the press release by MWUN, Comrade Adeyanju stated that the  crisis  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.

He said 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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