The Federal Government of Nigeria has jammed the signal of Radio Biafra in Lagos State.
The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) announced this in a statement on Monday.
According to the NBC, it intercepted the signals which were spewing hateful messages to Lagos residents.
The statement read: “The National Broadcasting Commission has jammed the Signals of a Pirate Radio claiming to be “Radio Biafra” in most parts of Lagos.
“The illegal Radio, which broadcasts incendiary messages, is notorious for spewing fake, inflammatory and inciting content.”
The broadcast regulator said the action of the station contravenes Chapter 2, sub-section 2 of the National Broadcasting Commission Act, 2004.
It said following the provision of Section 15.4.1., it has asked the Department of State Services (DSS) and Nigeria Police to bring the culprits to book.
“Consequently, the Commission uses this opportunity to warn the general public that anybody who attempts to operate broadcasting in Nigeria without legal authorisation of the National Broadcasting Commission, will be prosecuted and the equipment, confiscated according to Law,” the statement added.