Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, former Lagos State Governor and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has disclosed that he knows those who ordered attacks on some of his business assets in Lagos.
This revelation was made in a statement on Sunday titled ‘The End SARS protests; fundamental lesson in democratic governance,” where he also confirmed his major stakes in The Nation newspaper and TVC.
Reacting to the attacks on the media houses, Tinubu revealed that the attackers were sponsored by his political opponents who were trying to get to him.
While lamenting the damages on his assets, he was full of thanks that no human life was lost during the attacks.
He said: “I am, indeed, a promoter and financial investor in the Nation newspaper and TVC. It was widely known and circulated through social media that certain malevolent elements were going to take advantage of the situation to attack the Nation newspaper facilities and TVC in Lagos.
“The attackers came. Both facilities were significantly damaged. Although equipped with prior notice of the imminent trespass, I did not call any one to seek or request for the army or police to deploy let alone attack, kill, or injure those who razed and vandalized these properties. I did not want any bloodshed.
“These elements, mostly hirelings of my political opponents, wreaked their havoc and destroyed those buildings and facilities and I thank God that the employees of these two media institutions managed to escape largely unharmed.”