Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Alpha Condé, President of Guinea condemns the attack on the office of Renaissance FM based in Ratoma, a suburb in Conakry.
PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali urged the authorities and police to thoroughly investigate the incident and ensure the legal action is taken against the culprits involved in this incident.
According to the Media Foundation of West Africa (MFWA), on August 7, three armed men entered the premises of the radio station at around 4 am and beat up the only individual present there and also took away equipments and an undisclosed sum of cash.
Elizabeth Théa, a technician at Renaissance FM was present at the time of the attack and told online news portal, Guinee360.com that one of the armed men held her at gun point while the other two continued to destroy the office.
Benjamin Guilavogui, Director of Human Resources of Radio Renaissance FM has confirmed the incident. He said, “The attackers stole four computers and 68 million Guinean francs (7,500 US dollars.).”
He further said that the incident has been reported to the police for investigation.