- Finally, Channels TV is now broadcasting after it was deserted
- The station had earlier shut down over fears that it could be attacked
- This followed an attack on TVC over recent killings in Lekki
Following its temporary shutdown over security concerns, Channels TV is back on air. The staff of the station had earlier panicked over an imminent attack from rioters who are protesting killings by security operatives.
Residents say there is tension at Opic estate as hoodlums have said they are coming to set the station ablaze, Daily Trust reports.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported that suspected hoodlums attacked the headquarters of Television Continental in Lagos following the killing of protesters in Lekki by security agents.
The TV station is owned by the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
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In response, Nigerians on social media reacted to the attack.
"Let them burn down the place and destroy the properties, but PLEASE don’t hurt the staff. Most of them are on our side, but can’t do nothing because they need the job. These people are legit paid 70k (35k now because their salaries were slashed recently)."
In another development, Legit.ng had reported that angry mob have set the headquarters of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Marina street, Lagos on fire.
Meanwhile, following the unprovoked attack on protesters in Lekki tollgate, the Nigerian Army headquarters has denied deploying soldiers to shoot and kill innocent youths.
The army consequently branded any news report linking soldiers to the tollgate incident as fake news. This was disclosed on its Facebook page.
Below is a reaction to the post by the army on social media:
"No water canons, no tear gas, no barricade but live bullet? If it fail and the citizens get used to the killings by security forces do you know that you will no longer have a country? Tell me why a protester will run when he has accepted that killing by security forces is normal? Tell me why he should be afraid to not carry weapons when next? You should have consulted properly first."
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