Breaking: Again, gunmen strike in Anambra, attack state owned media house, staff


Premises of Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS) Awada, Onitsha station was on Monday morning attacked by suspected gunmen.

The gunmen 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.

Although no life was lost in the attack, The Nation gathered the arsonists brutalised the staff they met on ground, inflicting injuries on them.

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

He however revealed that some of them were currently 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 added that two operational vehicles belonging to the station were affected.

He 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.”