Below is a statement from proscribed group, The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, over the seizure of Radio Biafra channel frequencies by the FRCN;
“It is on record that Nigerian government and her agency Nigeria Broadcasting Corporation tried all they could to stop Radio Biafra from broadcasting from London but failed. They went as far as putting pressure on the British government to close out studios in London, that too failed.
They purchased Satlink an Israeli company that provided us satellite services. They did this through a company in the United States. As soon as the company assumed control of Satlink, they terminated our contract. We moved to another supplier and have been with this supplier for 5 years now. One important thing to understand is this, the federal government of Nigeria never successfully shut down any Radio Biafra frequency since inception. That is a fact. They repeatedly tried and repeatedly failed because Almighty Elohim Chukwu Okike Abiama is in control of IPOB and its activities.
Our contract expired with our service providers and we stopped the service hence any changes in frequency. We are not aware that Nigerian government moved their beloved Hausa Service to the frequency once occupied by Radio Biafra. Hausa Fulani radio service is meant for Hausa Fulani not Biafra. We have our own Radio Nigeria Hausa Service run by RADIO BIAFRA.