Suspected gunmen on Wednesday, September 14 attacked the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) head office in Onitsha, Anambra state setting some equipment and Star Times section in the premises on fire.
The Acting Manager of the station, Mr Chris Nwigwe who confirmed the incident told newsmen in Onisha that the incident occurred at about 1.40am.
Some armed men tried to attack the staff on duty but only succeeded in burning down the Star Times building.
He said, adding that no life was lost in the attack.
An eyewitness also said that an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was planted at the security post of the station, while tyres mounted around the premises of the station were set ablaze.
There was a gun duel between the armed men and policemen who are manning the office. They managed to burn down the Star Times office while the fire was later put out with the help of people around. This type of incident has never happened.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Sam Okaula, who visited the scene with the Anti-Bomb Squad to evacuate the explosive device, confirmed that three suspects had been arrested in connection with the incident as investigations had begun to unravel the reason for the attack.
Okaula lauded policemen manning the office for their bravery, saying that their quick intervention prevented loss of lives and destruction of more property in the attack.
Warning people against taking laws into their hands, he assured that the police would get to the root of the incident and the suspects would be prosecuted in court after investigation was concluded.
However, three police patrol vans had been stationed in front of the station to beef up security