During a programme on Wednesday afternoon, some field reporters were reporting live when one of the reporters’ video started shaking as if disturbed before he was taken off air.
The attack at the station is coming just few minutes after broadcasting Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s denial of the massacre in Lekki on Tuesday night.
Witnesses at the scene and a livestream on Instagram exposed how about nine people were killed after soldiers opened fire on #EndSARS protesters as they were singing the national anthem.
Sulaiman Aledeh, a former staff of Channels TV, tweeted his concern for the safety of the members of staff after the station went off.
@channelstv has been frozen for over 45mins now. I hope we are ok? You better be safe and sound cos we can't afford a total blackout. Can't reach @ayoozugbakun1 of @tvcnewsng Many journalists can't publish news just as others can't be reached. 💔 😥 #LekkitollgateMassacre
— sulaiman aledeh (@aledeh) October 21, 2020
BREAKING NEWS: THE DRAGON IS CURRENTLY AT CHANNELS TV NOW! pic.twitter.com/rsuY5BLtKW
— SUPER SMADA #ENDSARS!🤯 (@SuperSmada) October 21, 2020
— #EndSARS Tosin Olugbenga (@TosinOlugbenga) October 21, 2020
The development came shortly after TVC went offline after being set on fire by thugs angry over killing of #EndSARS protesting in Lekki, Lagos.