NBC insists process to stop Radio Biafra has begun

By Post Nigeria July 22, 2015 11:50

NBC insists process to stop Radio Biafra has begun

Five days after the dismantling of the equipment of Radio Biafra and the arrest of the operatives by the combined forces of the National Broadcasting Commission and the Department of State Security, the illegal radio station is still streaming on the Internet.

The Director of Public Affairs at the broadcast regulatory agency, Mr. Awwalu Salihu, confirmed this in a telephone interview with a PUNCH newspaper correspondent in Abuja on Tuesday.

Salihu said the agency was unable to dismantle the online broadcasting “because the protocol for doing so is very long.”

He said, “I can confirm to you that they are still broadcasting through the Internet. This is because the protocol for bringing down Internet broadcast is a long one. But the process for bringing it down has started.”

Giving details on the operation of the terrestrial version of the radio station, the NBC spokesman explained that while the station lasted, it covered major cities in the South-East, including Enugu, Owerri, Aba as well as Port Harcourt.