Radio Biafra back on air – IPOB

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The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) has said that the banned Radio Biafra, which was proscribed by the Fed­eral Government, is back on air.

IPOB leader and Radio Bia­fra Director, Nnamdi Kanu is fac­ing treason charges and detained in prison custody since October 2015 when he was arrested by the operatives of the Department for State Services (DSS) in Lagos for allegedly running the illegal sta­tion and an unregistered organ­isation.

Late last year, the government said that it had jammed the fre­quency of the satellite-transmit­ted radio station to stop its alleged “incitive broadcasting.”

But yesterday, IPOB in a press statement issued by its Media and Publicity Officer, Emma Powerful, announced the return of the ra­dio station.

Radio Biafra is based in the United Kingdom (UK) but its ra­dio signals are received in differ­ent parts of the South East and South-South regions including certain areas of Lagos.

According to IPOB, the tele­vision station wing of the organ­isation will soon start operation.
The statement read in part: “Right now we are back on short­wave after the Nigerian govern­ment spent millions of dollars of tax-payers money trying to stop Radio Biafra…We are unstop­pable because Chukwuka Okike Abiama is on our side.”

And in its determination to actualise Biafra Republic, IPOB has said that its next move in the struggle for self-rule “will shake the whole world”.

In a press statement issued yesterday by IPOB’s spokesper­sons, Dr. Clifford Iroanya, and Emma Nmezu, which was made available to The Authority in Umuahia, Abia State, the group said: “We are IPOB and we do things in a unique way, so our next outing will shake the whole earth. The worst mistake this gov­ernment made is to arrest our leader and now they are begin­ning to discover how formidable we are.”

IPOB, which last week threat­ened to resume its suspended pro­tests, said the non-disclosure of the date for the fresh protests was deliberate and strategic.

“Our resumption of protest is imminent but for understandable reasons we can’t give you details yet”, the statement said.

IPOB also advised its de­tained leader Nnamdi Kanu to henceforth, stop eating every food brought to him, including the ones by close family members, alleging it might be poisoned by those who want him dead. (The Authority)

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