The website and Facebook page of popular online medium, Igbere TV have been hacked after its Executive Director, Emeh James Anyalekwa was abducted in Abuja on Thursday.
Anyalekwa was last seen around Kubwa area of the nation’s capital at about 7pm, with his current location still unknown.
As at the time of filing this report, all the editors of the online medium have been removed as admin from the website and Facebook page.
All attempts by the editors to access the website’s c-panel/admin login area did not yield any positive result.
Speaking with GLOBAL TIMES over the ugly situation, a staff of Igbere TV said they woke up to a ‘report’ on both their website and Facebook page with the headline, “Igbere TV boss dead”.
The staff, however, denied making such publication, revealing that the last post made by their known editors was Thursday night moments after the abduction of Anyalekwa.
A statement subsequently made available to GLOBAL TIMES in Abuja by the management team of Igbere TV, confirmed the development.
“The management and staff of Igbere TV are still worried about the whereabouts of our Executive Director, Emeh James Anyalekwa.
“As at 7:00pm on Thursday till this very moment, all his known phone lines are switched off and messages sent to his WhatsApp, Facebook not replied.
“While still worried, dejected and devastated about the whereabouts of our boss, the staff woke up this morning to a post on the website and Facebook page with the headline, ‘Igbere TV Boss Dead’.
“We wish to state categorically that the report did not emanate from us as all our editors have been unable to access the website and Facebook page since Thursday.”
Igbere TV, however, revealed that necessary calls have been made to ascertain the whereabouts of their boss, while calling on security agencies to arrest the situation.
“We are calling on security agencies across the country to unravel the circumstances behind the abduction of our boss, and breadwinner of his family.
“Please we need our Director back, safe and sound in earnest as both his staff and family members are devastated by the sudden development,” the statement added.
While calling for calm over the situation, Igbere TV called on readers and fans of the online medium to ignore any subsequent news or malicious content on its various platforms as they have been hacked.