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How we frustrated attempt to torch  Apapa, Tincan ports by hoodlums — Port Workers

Segun Oladipupo

The  President of the Dockworkers branch of the Maritime Workers’Union of Nigeria (MWUN), Comrade Ibrahim Ohize, has narrated the heroic feat of maritime workers, port police and Nigeria Customs officers in foiling the attempt of hoodlums who masqueraded as #ENDSARS protesters to raze down the Apapa and Tin can island ports to rubbles.
Comrade Ohize claimed that though the hoodlums had  their ways into the port , but the port labourers matched them guts for guts and  drove them out of the ports on the order of Comrade Adewale Adeyanju, the National President of the  Maritime workers Union before they could unleash havoc  on the port facilities.
He said the incident took place a day before the torching of the headquarters building of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) in Marina, Lagos.

He stated that Adeyanju instructed dockworkers to protect their place of work and not allow anyone to infiltrate the port or unleash any form of  mayhem on government facilities.

Ohize added that the President General had gotten inkling of the assault, hence the call to bolt up the port.

Recall that hoodlums had latched on the recent #EndSARS protest to unleash mayhem on public and private assets across the nation.

Part of the headquarters building of NPA was torched by the arsonists as well as about about 33 cars destroyed in the cause of the rampage.

Continuing Ohize noted that:”Some freight forwarders also used the occasion to demand for some policy amendments in the cargo clearing process at the port.

“The recent incident that just happened during the #EndSARS protest, if not for the grace of God and the PG, they would have burnt the port down because when the story came in, he called me and asked me to tell all my boys to protect where they are working and they did.

“He (Adeyanju) told me that I should inform my boys that they should not allow them to enter and some of my boys stood at the gate very early in the morning.

“When they wanted to come in, with the help of the boys, police and customs officers, we were able to move them out.

“Nobody expected them to come in because they were at the round-about singing and chanting war songs  after sometimes, they just started coming in.

“They attempted the port first before that place (NPA building in Marina). The governmemt would not know what the PG  did now to avert the mayhem until they start hearing stories from people,” Ohize explained.

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