The operators of Radio Biafra have rubbished Nigeria’s government for claiming that it has jammed the transmission signals of the station, which has 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 she had briefed President Muhammadu Buhari on the activities of the ministry.
“We also gave a report on (Radio Biafra) that because 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,” she said.
But in a swift response, Radio Biafra wrote on Twitter that the NBC lied. “NBC lied to their master. Radio Biafra is live in BiafraLand. They cannot even ban our local station, do they even know we also transmit via satellite and online as well.”
— Radio Biafra (@radiobiafralive) July 14, 2015
The station also wrote things that cannot be published.
Meanwhile, our correspondent in Port Harcourt, Rivers state confirmed that the station is still broadcasting as at 8:00pm on Tuesday.