The Federal Government says it has succeeded in jamming the transmission signals of Radio Biafra, which had been operating illegally from an unknown location.
Dr Yemi Folasade-Esan, the Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Information, stated this while speaking with State House correspondents after briefing President Muhammadu Buhari on the activities of the ministry.
Folasade-Esan said that Buhari was adequately briefed on the activities of the illegal radio station and the successful blocking of its transmission signals.
She said: “We also gave a report on Radio Biafra that, right now, the signals from Radio Biafra have been jammed. The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has successfully jammed that.
“The NBC is also working with security operatives to get those that are behind that radio because it is an illegal radio. It is not licensed by anybody to be on Nigeria’s airwaves.’’
Biafra, it would be recalled, was the name of the secessionist South Eastern Nigerian territory comprising mainly of the Igbo-speaking people of the country which culminated in the Nigerian Civil of 1967-1970.
Over the years, a pan-Igbo group, the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), has been in the vanguard of the struggle to realize the dream of a so-called Biafra Republic.