Hoodlums on Tuesday reportedly attacked a Federal government-owned Radio station located at Idofian, in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara .
The hoodlums, who rode on two motorcycles to the station, vandalized and carted away the radio station’s cables and other valuable items.
The FM frequency, which is owned by the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, FRCN, was forced to shut down operations as a result of the damaged cables.
Reacting to the development, the Assistant Director of Programmes, who represented the General Manager of the station, Hajia Binta Abubakar Mora, expressed displeasure over the attack, saying it constituted a great threat to the broadcast industry in Nigeria.
Hajia Mora said, “However, the lives of our staff who were on duty when the incident happened are worth more than whatever they have damaged, because if anything otherwise had happened, it would have been a very sad story. We thank the Almighty God that it didn’t go beyond this.”
She expressed concerns about the location of the station and called on the Nigerian government to come to their aid to enable them resume operations, pleading to the government to assist the station in making their working environment more safe and conducive to work.