The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has announced it has resumed operations of Radio Biafra, eight months after it was barred from operations by the Federal Government. Confirming this yesterday, the pro-Biafra spokesman, Emma Powerful, said the station operates on short waves and its satellites covers all the South-East geopolitical zone, including such states as Lagos, Akwa Ibom, Rivers, Delta, Bayelsa, Cross Rivers and London.
He also stated that the Akwa-Ibom station is now on chk 102.1 fm covering Ikot Ekpene, Uruan, Oron, Uyo, Nsit Atai, Ibiono, Nundo, Abak, Idiono, Akwa Ibom dakka, Yamal-402 DTH Platform: Frequency 11045MHz Pol: Vertical Symbol Rate: 40MSym, DVB-S, QPSK, 2/3 FEC, Service ID: 5, adding that its programmes could be reached through apps and phones.
“Right now, we are back on shortwave after Nigerian government spent millions of dollars taxpayers money trying to stop Radio Biafra. All Biafrans and friends of Biafra can now go to 11600 kHz at 25-meter band to cherish the gospel of truth, Broadcasting time is 8pm London time, 9pm Biafra land time. We are unstoppable because Chukwuka Okike Abiama, Almighty God, is on our side.”
Radio Biafra also known as Voice of Biafra, is a radio station originally founded by the then government of the Republic of Biafra which was revived by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu. The radio is believed to have had its first transmission before the Nigeria civil war, the radio station was instrumental in the broadcast of speeches and propaganda by Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu to the people of the Republic of Biafra.
Many criticized the station for “inciting war” through its programmes and “preaching hate messages” against Nigeria which it refers to as a ‘zoo’. In July 2015, the Federal Government through the help of National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) succeeded in jamming the transmission signals of the station which it says has been operating illegally from an unknown location.
Meanwhile, the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu,who is facing treason charge has pleaded with the British Government to intervene in his case by asking President Muhammadu Buhari to release him from prison.
Mr. Kanu in a letter to the UK government stated that his fundamental human rights has been abused by his prolonged detention in prison custody by the Federal government, called on the UK government to intervene, reminding them that he is a British citizen.