The management of the Nigerian Ports Authority has said that 60 vehicles and many offices were vandalised with other items looted in the attack on its corporate headquarters and the Tincan Island Port.
A statement issued on Sunday by the General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communications, NPA, Jatto Adams, noted that about 300 hoodlums on October 20th and 21st set a wing of the office building on fire while burning and vandalising several vehicles.
According to the authority, the attack on the Tincan Island Port commenced on Tuesday, October 20, when the hoodlums made an attempt to forcefully gain access into the port, attacked the administrative building and set ablaze a truck which was evacuating cargo.
Adams stated that it took the combined efforts of officers of the port authority police, the police mobile force and the Nigerian Customs Service to repel the attack.
He said that attackers at the headquarters gained access into the premises on Wednesday, October 21, from the outer Broad Street wing brandishing daggers, sticks and cutlasses.