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NBC Jams Radio Biafra Signals In Lagos



Lai Mohammed

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has revealed that it jammed the signals of Radio Biafra in Lagos State.

The commission also added that it has also asked the Department of State Security (DSS) and the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to arrest those behind the operations of the radio station.

This was contained in a statement posted by NBC on its Twitter page on Monday, March 1.

Part of 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 broadcast incendiary messages is notorious for spewing fake, inflammatory, and incendiary contents.

“Consequently, the commission uses this opportunity to warn the general public that anybody who attempts operate broadcasting in Nigeria without legal authorisation of the National Broadcasting Commission, will be prosecuted and the equipment, confiscated according to law.

“The Department of State Security and the Nigerian Police have been requested to bring the culprits behind this illegality to book.”

The commission also quoted the NBC Act, CAP N11, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 which gives it the powers to prosecute anyone operating what is termed an illegal broadcasting outfit.

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