The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leadership has made mockery of Federal Government’s claim that it seized some its radio stations and handed them to the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, Kaduna station.
In a release titled “Nigeria must be ignoring the technological prowess of Biafra media network to her peril,” IPOB said its radio stations across the globe were not only intact, but “irresistible and unstoppable.”
The group said: “Following extensive research embarked upon by a crack team of our journalists, we present the first phase of the account of the men behind the ‘irresistible and unstoppable status of the quintessential Biafra Media Network across the globe, especially Radio Biafra, which is based in London.
“It is no longer news that the Nigerian image has been in tatters and her authorities in disarray following the shockwave and panic-attacks often sent along the corridors of power in Abuja, by this imposing presence of Radio Biafra, with its headquarters in London.
“The reason we embarked on this research is to ascertain why, despite billions of pounds invested by the Nigerian government and her agents, and the subsequent entreaties in the diplomatic circles, to get Britain to move against Radio Biafra, they failed.
“The truth is that contrary to the claim that Radio Biafra is illegal and, therefore, a pirate media entity, it is officially and legally registered and operates within the ambit of law. Her status is as legitimate as the BBC and LBC in Britain.”
“Therefore, apart from trying to stop Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of IPOB and Director of Radio Biafra and Biafra Television on the political front, Nigerians must choose her fight strategically and focus on the IT department of this media nightmare called Radio Biafra, if she is to successfully wage the war and prevail eventually.”
While unveiling the men behind Radio Biafra’s success to include Nnamdi Kanu, Uche Mefor, deputy leader of IPOB and Chibuike John Nebeokike (an IT guru), the group said having been built with the equipment of the 21st technology, “this ambitious media infrastructure has posed the most ‘deadly’ threat that would continue to keep the Nigerian state on its toes for the foreseeable future, and there is nothing they can do about it.
The group went further to say even if the federal government succeeds in seizing her station in any part of the country, “will they be able to seize Radio Biafra London, the mother station of Radio Biafra South Africa, Radio Biafra USA 1 and 2 and Radio Biafra Middle East and even Radio Biafra Extra?”