Detained Radio Biafra Broadcaster Had Guns And Ammunition At His Home


According to reports, a handwritten document disclosing the arrest and detention of Benjamin Madu, who confessed to The Department of State Services (DSS) that he was a member of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) was recently obtained.

The DSS took Mr. Madu into custody after a container containing a radio transmitter that was transmitting Radio Biafra programming was found in his residence.

SaharaReporters say the document shows that a good number of firearms were also found in the home of Mr. Madu. The weapons found in his residence include an Emerald Magnum pump-action shotgun, a packet containing 17 12-calibre cartridges, a Delia pump-action shotgun, and another packet containing 24 12-calibre cartridges.

Additionally, a small satchel “containing substances suspected to be Indian Hemp” was also found.

Nobody can actually say what the ammunition and guns were for, considering that armed individuals were never present at several agitation exercises the group has carried out in the past.

Remember that the leader of IPOB and the Director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, was arrested on October 18, 2015 and was granted bail but has remained in custody despite following Federal government’s directive to the DSS not to release him or Dasuki.

This has attracted the attention of some prominent Nigerians asking Mr. President to obey the law, including a Human Rights lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, who accused President Muhammadu Buhari of suppressing the judiciary and humiliating Nigerian judges. But with all said and done, he remains in the custody of DSS.

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have also alleged that the president’s defiance over this issue will allow the DSS to succeed with their plot to assassinate its leader Nnamdi Kanu. The said allegation was contained in a statement issued on its website, Biafra herald, where it was also alleged that Kanu is being tortured in detention by the DSS.