Armed men on motorcycles invaded the headquarters of The Nation on Fatai Atere Way in Lagos on Wednesday afternoon, scared away security men on duty, poured petrol on the frontage of the building and set it ablaze, the editor of the newspaper has said.
Adeniyi Adesina said in a statement that the attackers arrived in a “commando-like manner,” and kicked their way into the premises brandishing sophisticated weapons.
“Some of the vehicles parked within the premises were set ablaze, others vandalised,” Mr Adesina said.
“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.”
The attack on one of the most popular Nigerian newspapers cam