The Rivers State police command says it has immediately swung into action after the bombing of the transmission stations of Atlantic Television and Wish FM.
The statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Grace Iringe-Koko, said: “On Tuesday, 21st February 2023 at about 8.45pm Information received from one Peter Anietie of 99.5 Wish FM/Atlantic Television Network has it that some hoodlums threw an explosive device into the generator house and transformer area, which caused damage to generators and a 500kva transformer as well as a transformer feeder panel and electronic appliances in both the radio and television stations. Fortunately, no life was lost.”
The statement said operatives of the Explosive Ordnance Department (EOD) have been deployed to the scene for swift and detailed investigation with a view to ascertaining the veracity of the information and to unravel what exactly caused the explosion.
She went on: “The Command assures that if the incident was indeed orchestrated by anyone or group, the culprits will be hunted down and made to face the full wrath of the law.
“The Command wishes to assure all residents of their safety especially at this period. It will leave no stone unturned in providing quality security for all persons residing in or visiting the State.”
The statement called on citizens who may see anything suspicious to contact the Police on 08032003514 or 08098880134.