Gunmen Attack Anambra Broadcasting Service, Raze Building, Two Vehicles


Nursing Mother Dies, Others Trapped In Anambra Collapsed BuildingSuspected gunmen invaded the premises of Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS) in Awada, Onitsha in the early hours of Monday, May 30, it has emerged.

The attackers reportedly stormed the station around 2.15am, burning a building and two vehicles, comprising company bus and another vehicle belonging to a staff who had worked overnight.

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Although no life was lost in the attack, the arsonists brutalised the staff on site, inflicting injuries on them, TheNation reports.

A staff at the Anambra Broadcasting Service, who pleaded anonymity, said he witnessed the attack, having worked all night.

He recounted;

There was an attack. In fact, one of the gunmen ordered another to kill those present, but he refused and we were mercilessly flogged. Two vehicles were burnt, the Studio was equally touched, including a mattress belonging to one of the staff.

The staff however revealed that some of them were undergoing interrogations by security agents over the attack.

Confirming the incident, Police spokesperson, Tochukwu Ikenga said it was a case of arson, saying no life was lost.

He however confirmed that two operational vehicles belonging to the station were affected.

Ikenga said;

Following a distress call today 30/5/2022 at about 4:30am of a case of arson in Anambra State Broadcasting Station Idemili North, the Police Operatives responded swiftly and prevented the hoodlums from causing damage on the structure.

Unfortunately two of operational vehicle belonging to station was affected. No life was lost.

Meanwhile, the station has been cordoned off and operation is still ongoing in the area. Further development shall be communicated.

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