The transmission section of the Independent Television and Radio(ITV) Station located in Benin, was on Saturday gutted by fire.
Reports said the fire, which started at about 9pm on Saturday, completely razed the Masters Control Room and interrupted the live transmission of the network news of the Nigerian Television Authority.
It took the combined effort of firefighters from the Edo State Fire Service, the University of Benin Fire Service and the Military Fire Service to put out the fire and prevent it from spreading to other parts of the building.
The cause of the fire was not clear, but the station’s Head of News, Mr. Abiodun Mudashiru, said the fire resulted from a “light explosion.”
ITV is a private broadcast station owned by renowned businessman and the Esama of Benin, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion.