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IPC CONDEMNS ATTACK ON RADIO KOGI FACILITIES; CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE INVESTIGATION

For immediate release, June 8, 2023

The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos – Nigeria demands thorough investigation into the recent attack on the facilities of the sub-broadcasting station of Kogi state radio, also known as Radio Kogi in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi state.

Report reaching IPC Safety Alert Desk reveals that the broadcasting station was attacked by suspected vandals who destroyed property and carted away valuable equipment worth a fortune from the facilities on Monday, June 5, 2023.

The Kogi State NUJ Chairman, Mr. Adeiza Momoh who confirmed the unfortunate incident said it seemed like a coordinated attack by vandals. He also appealed to the government to carry out necessary investigations.

IPC totally condemns this unacceptable act by suspected vandals and  calls on the Kogi State Government, especially the Commissioner of Police to ensure a thorough investigation so that the perpetrators can have their day before the law.

IPC also appeals to the State Government to support the media outfit by providing alternative equipment to keep the station in operation.

IPC equally enjoins the state government to provide adequate security for all media outfits in the state.

SGD:

Melody Akinjiyan

Press Freedom Officer, IPC

melodyakinjiyan@ipcng.org

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