The Federal Government through the National Broadcasting Commission Friday says it has shut down Radio Biafra and confiscates its transmission equipment. Emeka Mba, NBC director-general, in a statement in Abuja said the operation was done in collaboration with security operatives.
“The commission has worked with other agencies to remove the transmissions of the illegal station from the satellite and this has put paid to the divisive and disruptive transmissions. We are working on the Internet transmissions,” he stated.
“Some of the suspects involved in the illicit broadcasts have also been arrested and taken to Abuja for questioning and prosecution,” it said.
The NBC said that it appreciated the concerns expressed by Nigerians about the seditious activities of the radio station. The commission reiterated its calls on the public to disregard the hate messages broadcast by the radio station. It also said that security operators had arrested operators of the radio and transferred them to Abuja.
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