Armed men has set Headquarters of Vintage Press Limited, publishers of The Nation ablaze after a commando-like invasion.
A statement by the Management signed by Editor, The Nation, Mr Adeniyi Adesina, on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, said the invaders “kicked their way into the premises after scaring away security men on duty, brandishing their sophisticated guns.
According to reports by ‘The Nation’, “They poured petrol on the frontage of the building and set fire to it. Some of the vehicles parked within the premises were set ablaze, others vandalised.”
The statement added that: “Many boys came thereafter and swooped on the Office, looting everything they could lay their hands on. These include desktop computers, laptops, air conditioners and other office equipment.
“At the time of the attack, Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief, Mr Victor Ifijeh, was among those trapped within the office while the fire raged on. They were rescued when men of a security outfit arrived, which ended the free rein of the invaders.
It noted that ‘The Nation’ had been listed on Twitter and other social media platforms by sympathisers of the ongoing destructive activities, as a target of attack.