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Senator tasks security agents over bombing of radio station


Abatemi Usman

Abatemi Usman

Senator representing Kogi Central Senatorial District in the outgoing seventh National Assembly, Senator Nurudeen Abatemi-Usman, has condemned the bombing of a popular community radio station, Tao FM in Kogi State, charging security agents to leave no stone unturned in unravelling those behind the dastardly act.

The radio station located in Kuroko, Adavi Local Government Area of the state, was reportedly bombed at about 8p.m. on Monday by some unknown gunmen who pretended to have come for commercial purpose and allowed access into the premises by the security personnel.

Four people were said to have been confirmed dead as a result of the bomb explosion.

In the statement signed by Michael Jegede, his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to Senator Abatemi-Usman expressed shock over the action of the bombers, describing it as despicable and unimaginable.

The Senator said the establishment of Tao FM by the renowned broadcaster and pioneer Director-General (DG) of National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Dr. Tom Adaba, was the best thing to have happened to the people of Ebiraland, wondering why on earth anybody should think of bringing down the station.

Abatemi-Usman further stated that the radio house has since its formation been known for its balanced reporting and presentation of programmes designed to promote peace and unity in the Central Senatorial district of Kogi State.

He noted that the radio outfit played significant role in the peaceful conduct of the just concluded 2015 general elections via the constant sensitization of the people and opened their doors to all candidates without bias.

The Senator, however, called on security agents to leave no stone unturned in unraveling those behind the heinous and dastardly act, adding that they must not be allowed to go unpunished.

Abatemi-Usman expressed sympathy with the management and staff of the media organization and also prayed to God to grant the family of the dead people the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss of their loved ones caused by the ugly incident.

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