Tony Akiotu, the Managing Director of DAAR Communications Plc said Nigerian security agencies have surrounded the premises of African Independent Television (AIT) after the station reopened Friday.
“As of 12.30 a.m. this morning, the premises of DAAR Communications Plc was surrounded by security operatives of the Nigeria Police Force and the State Security Service, Mr Akiotu said on Saturday.
According to him, the security agents came heavily fortified and carrying out surveillance on the premises, saying its motive “unclear” and added that the station will not be deterred by outside forces.
Recalled that AIT resumed on air late Friday after securing court relief after its shutdown by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).
The Federal High Court in Abuja voided the government’s suspension of the station’s broadcast licence and asked it to return on air immediately.