Unknown gunmen in the early hours of Monday invaded the premises of Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS), Awada, Onitsha station.
The gunmen reportedly stormed the station around 2.15 am, burning a building and two vehicles, comprising a company bus and another vehicle belonging to a staff who had worked overnight.
A staff at the station, who pleaded anonymity, said he witnessed the attack, having worked all night.
“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 state police spokesperson, Tochukwu Ikenga who confirmed the incident, said it was a case of arson.
“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.”