- The Indigenous People of Biafra has expanded the Biafran struggle to the America through radio broadcast
- Leonard Anemene, a leader of the organization, discloses that the maiden edition of its broadcast will be aired on Sunday, March 19, 2017
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is set to launch radio Biafra in the America.
This was disclosed by Leonard Anemene, a leader of the organisation, in a statement issued on Friday, March 17, The Cable reports.
Anemene said but for some challenges, the project would have been out earlier.
He however, did not disclose the exact location where the station will be operating from.
“On the 12th of January 2017, the leadership of IPOB in unison with the leader, deputy leader and the Directorate of State (DOS), decided to expand the broadcasting services of the Biafran struggle through the creation of a new broadcasting service in the Americas,” he said.
“So, a live broadcast of Radio Biafra International (RBi) from the Americas has been imminent for a very long time now but was delayed due to logistic bottlenecks.
“However, we are proud to announce to you all today, that we are going live on air on Sunday, the 19th of March, 2017 with a maiden broadcast, starting from 10.00 am Biafra time.”
Recall that In July, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) jammed Radio Biafra signals as a result of inciting messages transmitted by the station.
The commission also said it was working with security agencies to get those that are behind that radio which it described as an illegal radio.
In a related news, the IPOB has condemned the British government for not being vocal against ill treatment the Nigerian government under President Muhammadu Buhari has meted out on the Biafran agitators and other freedom agitators in Nigeria.
IPOB in a statement by its media and publicity secretary, Emma Powerful, accused the British government of being selective in its fight against human rights abuses, by ignoring the injustices meted out on the Biafran agitators and other freedom agitators in Nigeria, Vanguard reports.
The self-determination group alleged that the British government is the supplier of the destructive weapons used against IPOB and other Biafra agitators.