Hoodlums are said to have invaded one of Nigeria’s private television stations, Television Continental (TVC) in Lagos.
News Rain Nigeria gathered that staffs of Television Continental, a private television station on Ikosi Road, Lagos, have cried for help as hoodlums have reportedly set the station on fire.
We gathered earlier that one of the presenters of the breakfast show, Morayo Afolabi-Brown confirmed that the armed men are attempting to burn down the station as they are stuck inside the studio.
ICYMI: See Video Of Moment TVC Was Set On Fire
In a live Instagram video, Morayo was heard pleading with the attackers to let them go until one of them discovered she was recording them.
According to a source, parts of the stations are already up in flames while journalists and other workers on night and early morning duties are currently trapped.
“Yes, I can confirm it. Cars within the compound are already on fire and parts of the station are in flames. Our popular morning program “Your View” that was ongoing before the attack is already off air. Please pray for our colleagues who are trapped and taking cover in the compound,” the source said.
Videos of the scene shot by neighbors of the station are already in circulation.
See video below;
Recall that the station is linked to a former governor of the state, Bola Tinubu, who is a national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The story is still developing…