Nigerian news All categories All tags
DSS Arrests Radio Biafra Director

DSS Arrests Radio Biafra Director

A statement published on the website of Radio Biafra on Saturday, October 17, disclosed the arrest of its director, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, by the Department of State Services (DSS) as soon as he got to Nigeria from the United Kingdom.

DSS Arrests Radio Biafra Director

The separatist movement also made the confirmation of the arrest of Kanu on its twitter handle.

The Biafra media added that Kanu who is also the director of Biafra Television and the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) was arrested in Lagos yesterday thereby abruptly putting to an end a marathon broadcast of the Radio.

READ ALSO: Uber Nigeria car requirements

It said that the broadcast which was hosted by Mazi Uche Mefor, the deputy director, had the entire members of the directorate of states of the IPOB in attendance.

In the statement, the radio which alleged Kanu’s arrest said that news broadcast was laid beard to the ardent listening audience.

However, the Deputy Director, Uche Mefor emphatically expressed the family’s determination and resolved to carry on with the project of Biafra restoration.

Mefor said: “Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is and remains our director and leader of the struggle. Every structure of the IPOB remains intact. All family meetings must go on as usual. We enjoin all members and principal officers to stay active and never give up faith. If they think that detaining the director will shake our resolve, they better think again. Rather discouraged, it will spur us all the more to action.”

The radio said that the members of the directorate of states took turns to express their commitment and loyalty to both the Biafran struggle and outright condemnation of the unwarranted detaining of the Director Radio Biafra.

It said that the Biafran radio and television would not be deterred following the director’s arrest adding that all activities will continue with their broadcast as usual.

IPOB is a separatist movement that calls for the independence of Nigeria’s former Eastern Region – proclaimed the Republic of Biafra in 1967 and re-annexed to Nigeria three years later sequel to a civil war that claimed between one and three million lives.

The civil war became a period that is indelible in the minds of those at the time.

Some years ago the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), another secessionist movement with the aim of securing the resurgence of the defunct state of Biafra from Nigeria had suffaced.

MASSOB is being led by Ralph Uwazuruike who was later arrested and detained during the former president Olusegun Obasanjo-led administration.

Meanwhile, some years ago the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), another secessionist movement with the aim of securing the resurgence of the defunct state of Biafra from Nigeria had suffaced.

MASSOB is being led by Ralph Uwazuruike who was later arrested and detained during the former president Olusegun Obasanjo-led administration.

Read statement on Radio Biafra

Source: Legit.ng

Mailfire view pixel