The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) on Monday said it has jammed signals of the “Biafra Radio” in Lagos, Nigeria’s former capital.
The clandestine radio is operated by the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra ( IPOB), led by fugitive Nnamdi Kanu, which is pushing for the secession of the south eastern part of the country.
NBC in a statement said ” The National Broadcasting Commission has jammed the signals of a Pirate Radio claiming to be ” Radio Biafra ” in most parts of Lagos.
The statement added that ” The illegal Radio which broadcasts incendiary messages is notorious for spewing fake, inflammatory and inciting content.”
Quoting relevant sections of the NBC Act violated by the unlicensed radio, the Commission said “The Department of State Security and the Nigeria Police have been requested to bring the culprits behind this illegality to book”