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AIT escapes fire, ITV not so lucky



Tragedy was averted on Monday morning after fire almost engulfed the studio of the African Independent Television (AIT) in Lagos State.

But the multi-million naira studios of Independent Television and Radio (ITV) in Benin, Edo State was not so lucky, as a mysteriously fire on Sunday razed it.

Even as the cause of the fire was yet to be determined, Barrister Omosede Igbinedion, daughter of the owner, Sir Gabriel Igbinedion said, “It is clear that the attack on ITV is purely sabotage, a calculated attempt.”

The fire at AIT started at 9am after an air conditioner in the studio was affected by high voltage electricity.

Men of the Lagos State Fire Service from Agege, Ikeja and Alausa divisions were said to have been mobilised to the scene around 9.30am in three water trucks.

Director of Fire Service, Rasak Fadipe, said, “Only the AC was badly damaged as we were able to curtail the spread of the fire. The management of the station had also combatted it and they must be commended for having all the fire equipment.”

Fadipe advised residents of the state to be safety conscious, adding that, although the harmattan period was over, the atmosphere is now warm which could also support fire.

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  1. damizzle!!

    March 9, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    hmmm shebi they want to sue “‘the godfather”‘ Tinubu himself…dem never chinchonchin….

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