Lawrence Nwimo, Awka
Unidentified arsonists have invaded the premises of Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS), Awada, Onitsha station.
The arsonists launched the attack on the state-owned station in the early hours of Monday.
A staff of the station said the hoodlums burnt a building, a company bus, and another vehicle parked in the premises belonging to a staff who had worked overnight.
The source who pleaded anonymity said no life was lost in the attack, but the gunmen brutalised the staff they met in the premises inflicting injuries on them.
Confirming the incident, Spokesperson of the Anambra State Police command, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, said the Command “received a distress call at about 4:30am of a case of arson in Anambra State Broadcasting Station Idemili North Local Government Area, Anambra State.
“The Police operatives responded swiftly and prevented the hoodlums from causing damage on the structure.
“Unfortunately, two operational vehicles belonging to station were affected but no life was lost.”
“The station has been cordoned off and operation is still on-going in the area. Further development shall be communicated.”