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BREAKING: Thugs attack TVC headquarters, set BRT stations ablaze in Lagos

By Monsurudeen Olowoopejo

A Nigerian television station, Television Continental (TVC) headquarters in Ikosi axis, and a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) bus station in Oyingbo and Ojodu-Berger axis of Lagos State were said to have been attacked by hoodlums in the state.

As gathered, the TVC headquarters, Oyingbo and Ojodu-Berger BRT stations were said to have been attacked simultaneously by thugs armed with cutlasses and other dangerous weapons, leaving many to scamper for safety.

It was learnt that the hoodlums attack TVC on Wednesday when the station was airing one of its most popular talk show programme, YourView, and since then, the broadcast station said to be owned by National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has been off-air.

The anchor of the programme, Morayo Afolabi-Brown, was said to have asked that they go on commercials after she was hinted that the station was under attack and that operational vehicles were already on fire.

She said: “We were told that hoodlums have entered into the station. they have started attacking us and we cannot continue the show. I had to stop the show. I do not know what to do at the moment”.

The Guild gathered that the hoodlums besieged the station and overpowered the security men at the entrance as well as set the vehicles and other property worth millions of Naira on fire.

In a video obtained by The Guild, the hoodlums, who were seen in hooded tops, went straight for the operational vehicles set them on fire, resulting into pandemonium.

Confirming the attack, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Lagos Command, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, stated that the law enforcement agency would repel the hoodlums in accordance with the law.

He added that the law enforcement agency was after the hoodlums that have decided to halt the peace and harmony that had existed within the state over the years.

 

As gathered, the Oyingbo bus terminal owned by the Lagos State Government was set on fire by hoodlums that stormed the premises at about 11 am with several of the buses parked within the premises.

The vehicle, according to a civil servant, who does not want his name mentioned, stated that the buses were parked within the premises in compliance with the curfew imposed by the State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to restore normalcy to Lagos.

 

 

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