EndSARS: Hoodlums attack The Nation Newspaper, set office on fire

EndSARS: Hoodlums attack The Nation Newspaper, set office on fire

- Suspected hoodlums have set the head office of The Nation Newspaper on fire

- This is happening hours after the hoodlums also attacked the headquarters of Television Continental (TVC) in Lagos

- The attacks follow the killing of #EndSARS protesters in Lekki, Lagos

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A report by The Cable states that some suspected hoodlums have set ablaze the head office of one of Nigeria's major newspapers in Lagos: The Nation Newspaper.

Also covering the development, Premium Times reports that three staff members of the paper confirmed the fire incident, adding that it also obtained some video clips of the inferno.

The newspaper added that an eyewitness said operatives of the Nigeria police and Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) have been called for rescue.

EndSARS: Hoodlums set The Nation Newspaper office on fire
EndSARS: Hoodlums set The Nation Newspaper office on fire. Photo source: www.sandiegouniontribune.com
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The eyewitness said reporters and other staff have run for their lives while some are trapped.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that suspected hoodlums have also attacked the headquarters of Television Continental (TVC) in Lagos.

The attacks follow the killing of protesters in Lekki allegedly by security agents on Tuesday night, October 20.

Both media platforms, the print news platform and the TV station are linked to the former governor of Lagos and national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

Tinubu Reacts

Hours after the reported killing of some EndSARS protesters at Lekki tollgate, the national leader of the APC, Bola Tinubu, has denied having a hand in the ugly incident.

According to him, he would never be part of any carnage.

Legit.ng reports that Tinubu was reacting to the attack which saw suspected security forces open fire on #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki tollgate area of Lagos state on Tuesday, October 20.

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Obasanjo Speaks on Killings

Nigeria's former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has also lent his voice on issues surrounding the ongoing EndSARS protest which has already turned violent in many parts of the country.

In his reaction to the turn of events on Wednesday, October 21, Obasanjo called on President Muhammadu Buhari to stop soldiers from shooting at protesters.

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Source: Legit Nigeria

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