Nigeria Govt Says It “jammed” Radio Biafra signals …We Are Still Broadcasting, Says Radio Operators
The Nigerian government says it has successfully jammed the signals of Biafra Radio, a new channel that has been accused of spreading propaganda.
The permanent secretary in the Ministry of Information, Shade Yemi-Esan, made this known Tuesday.
But while the FG claimed that transmission signals have been jammed, operators of the radio station said they are still broadcasting.
Speaking with journalists at the presidential villa after briefing President Muhammadu Buhari on the activities of her ministry, Ms. Yemi-Esan said the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation successfully blocked the signals of the radio station.
“Right now the signals from radio Biafra have been jammed successfully by the NBC,” Ms. Yemi-Esan said.
“The commission is also working with security agencies to get those that are behind that radio because it is an illegal radio, it is not licensed by anybody to be on the airwaves in Nigeria,” 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.”
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.