Channels TV goes off air as staff flee Lagos office, more properties destroyed


Journalists and staff of Channels Television ran for safety on Wednesday for fear of a mob attack, forcing the station to go offline.

A staff of the TV station who spoke to TheCable said he did not know the condition of the office because everyone had to flee the premises.

This is the second media house under attack after TV Continental was attacked by a mob on Wednesday morning.

A TVC anchor, Tope Mark-Odigie, in an Instagram video, said the station was attacked by some hoodlums.

She said the policemen stationed in the area took to their heels on seeing the mob.

Hoodlums have unleashed attacks on Nigerians protesting against police brutality and visiting violence on security formations.

There has been a general breakdown of law and order in Lagos.

The current destruction of properties started after soldiers invaded a protest ground at Lekki tollgate and started shooting, injuring dozens with about seven reported dead.

Lagos governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu's family house in Surulere, TVC, NPA building, BRT busses were earlier set on fire.

Also, the Igbosere magistrate court and Oba of Lagos Palace were also reportedly on fire.

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