As Nigerian security operatives claim to have arrested suspected masterminds of Radio Biafra and its signals reportedly jammed, the organization announced on Friday that it has launched another station, with 50 others being planned.
Radio Biafra, which is still broadcasting on the Internet is a transmitting platform calling for the secession of the old eastern region from Nigeria.
The Cable reports that the new station identified as “Biafra 24 Radio” has hit the airwaves pushing the same message of “freedom of Biafraland”, adding that the radio station says it is running with the motto of “bringing Biafra closer”.
Meanwhile, residents of Port Harcourt, Rivers state, were said to be having difficulty accessing the station. Joseph Udofia, one of the residents told the online newspaper that of all the stations broadcasting in Rivers, none is Radio Biafra.
“The 97.6FM was the former frequency (and) they claim to have moved to 102.1FM, but I can authoritatively say that nothing is being broadcast on that frequency now,” he said.
The location and local frequency of Biafra 24 Radio could not be ascertained.
Radio Biafra, which refers to Nigeria as a zoo, said the government is being unfair to them, claiming that Buhari promoted “Radio Chanji” when he was seeking power.
“Radio Chanji was floated by Buhari and the APC, unregistered, to oust (President Goodluck) Jonathan. Yet Radio Biafra is registered and they want to stop us. Why do you need the United Kingdom, the United States, Israel to stop Radio Biafra?” the on air personality queried.
He accused the government of trying to sabotage its operations by telling Tune-in Radio, an online platform, to shut down Radio Biafra.
“The government told tune in to shut it down, what they do not understand is that tune in is just one of several listening ports. Tune in after much pressure have now restored Radio Biafra back to their platform,” the voice stated.