No fewer than ten hoodlums were Monday arrested by the Nigeria Police in connection with an attack in the early hours of the day at the headquarters of the Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) in Amuwo Odofin Lagos.

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According to sources, items recovered from the miscreants were four AK47 rifles, two pistols and a bag of charms.

Some of the hoodlums said to be numbering over 40, suspected to be sponsored by the Western Zone of ANLCA, were reported to have escaped before officers of Nigeria Police stormed the place and arrested 10 of them.

Sources hinted that the National President of ANLCA, Iju Tony Nwabunike was at the Festac where he made a statement.

Confirming the attack and arrests, National Secretary of the association, Alhaji Abdulazeez Mukaila disclosed that the criminal elements destroyed the CCTV cameras, destroyed many valuable office equipments, carted away official documents from his office and burnt them at the gate. “They also stole N2 million cash kept in my drawer for administrative expenses,” he said.

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Nwabunike, who expressed shock over the unprovoked attack, thanked God that the attackers were not able to kill any of his members or staff, saying “some of my staff and some members of NECOM had reported for work at time of the attack.”

He said that the destruction was massive and can only be quantified after a thorough audit of office infrastructure has been carried out.

He said “ANLCA under my watch will continue to be a law-abiding organisation and will not give room to miscreants or lawless people. I want to assure all our members to stay away from trouble and shun any advice by misguided persons to foment trouble.

“When the attack happened, our members and Secretariat staff on ground ran for their lives. It is my hope that non of them got hurt by the attackers.