By Precious Igbonwelundu
Touts allegedly working for dock workers at TinCan, Lagos, at the weekend killed three truck drivers during a protest to stop extortion and other corrupt practices.
It was gathered that the killings occurred on Friday evening at TinCan Second Gate, when some of the truck drivers insisted that collecting N20,000 bribe to pass trucks directly into the port was unfair.
The touts were said to have opened fire on the drivers who blocked the entrance/exit to the garage to prevent further extortion. It was gathered that while the shooting lasted, a diver identified as Mike, who attempted to jump over a fence in panic, was gunned down while several others were hit by stray bullets.
It was gathered that a police Hilux van was also razed in the crisis that lasted several hours.
The Nation reports that one of the measures taken by the Presidential Taskforce on Apapa gridlock about five months ago was to make all trucks going into Tincan First or Second gate wait…