April 16, 2024

Unknown Hoodlums In kogi East Attacks Ocheja, Unit Of Kogi State Broadcasting Corporation.

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– Carts Away Broadcasting Equipments

By:Abubakar S. H

The Kogi Commissioner of Information, Evangelist Kingsley Femi Fanwo has said State Broadcasting Corporation, Ochaja was attacked in the night of Monday, as broadcast equipment and other valuables were either carted away or destroyed by the vandals.

In a statement issued by Salawu Patience, the PRO, Ministry of Information and Communications stated that the Ministry Officials led by the himself and the Director General of the Kogi State Broadcasting Corporation, Alh. Ojo Oyila Ozovehe, paid an on-the-spot assessment visit to the station to ascertain the level of damage at the broadcast station.

The commissioner’ further said that His Excellency, Alh. Yahaya Bello has directed security agencies to ensure the perpetrators are arrested and brought to book to serve as deterrent to possible future occurrence.

According to him, ” Security agencies are receiving useful intelligence to aid their investigations as the Divisional Police Office in Egume is working round the clock to apprehend the perpetrators” .

” With the level of damage at the station, it is regrettable to note that the Broadcasting Corporation would not be able to operate for the time being. Government is however committed to returning the station back on air as soon as possible”.

Hon. Fanwo noted that the government thanked the Royal Father of the host community for their concern over the unfortunate incident, “we call on communities where government infrastructure are located to ensure safety of the infrastructure as vandalization of such assets slows down the pace of progress”, he stressed.

The Honourable Commissioner said he shall continue to brief the public on the reports of ongoing investigations.

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