National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) on Friday, July 17, 2015 announced that it had neutralised broadcasts from Radio Biafra, which it said had destroyed the peace in the South Eastern zone with hate and seditious messages.
Speaking via a statement issued by its Director-General of the Commission, Emeka Mba,the NBC availed that it had arrested the operators of the illegal station and transferred to Abuja for prosecution, while it confiscated its transmitters.
-The statement read thus:
“The national Broadcasting Commission, has effectively neutralised the illegal broadcasts from the seditious pirate radio station that has recently shattered the peace in parts of the south east of Nigeria with unsavoury hate messages.
“Working with security operatives, the Commission has also tracked down, neutralised and confiscated transmitter equipment from several locations in the region. Some suspects involved in the illicit broadcasts have also been arrested and taken to Abuja for questioning and prosecution.
“The commission has also worked with other agencies to remove the transmission 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.
“The National Broadcasting Commission wishes to appreciate the concerns expressed by Nigerians over the seditions activities of the illegal “Biafra Radio” transmitting hate message that are unfortunately designed to create disunity among Nigerians and mislead young people in a deliberate act of subversion. Nigerians do not need another round of heartache and bloodshed.
“The Commission reiterates its calls to the public to disregard the hate messages coming from the misguided station, and urges Nigerians.