Security operatives and officials of the Nasarawa State Urban Development Board (NUDB) yesterday demolished a private radio station in the city, ‘Breeze FM’.
Daily Trust on Sunday gathered that police shot sporadically at the premises of the station to disperse crowd who attempted to resist the demolition. Our correspondent reports that hundreds of sympathizers arrived the radio station as earlier as 6am, but no one was injured in the incident.
Speaking with newsmen shortly after the exercise, owner of station, Nawani Aboki, said that the reason for the demolition was political and that it was aimed at gagging the Press.
Aboki said, “Due process was not followed. You can see that the wall is down now. It was marked yesterday and was demolished this morning. Like we said, he had a different reason for it. Whatever reason he gives officially is not the real one. This demolition was carried out because I don’t belong to the same political party as the governor. He is afraid that the station might not support his political ambition. Part of the reasons is that the station aired a report on the ongoing Labour strike in the state.” Read more