On April 27, 2015 at about 8pm local time, unkown persons bombed Tao FM, a popular privately-owned local radio station in Kuroko, Kogi State, North-central Nigeria.
According to MFWA’s partner organisation in Nigeria, the Media Rights Agenda (MRA), there are two media accounts on the incident. One account says the bombers entered into the premises through the hilly rear of the station and shot two security men before throwing an explosive into the building housing the station. The other version says the bombers went to the station claiming they were there to place an advertisement. The security officer therefore allowed them in. upon entering, the unknown persons, allegedly operation room of the radio station and threw the explosives.
Both accounts of the incident say five persons including security men and the Chief Engineer were killed while an unspecified number of persons were injured.
“Tao FM which broadcasts mainly in the local language, Ebira is reputed to be known for its radical stance on political analysis,” the MRA report said. “It has Dr. Tom Adaba, the pioneer Director General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) is the Chairman of the Board of Directors.”
No individual or group has yet claimed responsibility for the act.