A Biafran secessionist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), claims that its radio transmission, Radio Biafra (RB), which has been transmitting to European and American audiences, has now gone satellite and is reaching people in their (Biafran) territory.
In an interview, its interim Spokesperson, Ikechukwu Enyiagu, declared: â€œItâ€™s with warm gratitude to Chukwu Abiama (God), dancing hearts of joy and shouts of freedom from our mouths that Indigenous People of Biafra happily announce to the world that Radio Biafra, the voice for Indigenous People of Biafra, can now be received via satelliteâ€
According to Enyiagu, the broadcast could be reached through AMOS 5 satellite @ 17E. Frequency: 12216V S/R: 27500 FEC-3/4.
He said the mission of IPOB was to compel Nigerian government to allow Biafran secede through a referendum. He insisted that IPOB was not a group but a coalition of indigenous people of Biafra, fully backed by the United Nations in its charter for the rights of indigenous peoples, and operating in truth and honesty.
Enyiagu took time to dissociate IPOB from Biafran Zionist Movement, which recently claimed responsibility for a recent attack on Enugu Government House, insisted that there were operating legitimately with truth and honesty.
Going further, the Biafran chief spokesman clarified that his group has no affiliation whatsoever with Ralph Uwazuruike, the leader of Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), or those loyal to him but said the group was ready to work with members of MASSOB who are ready to seek Biafra in truth and honesty and would not lie to Biafrans.
â€œWe will not work with anyone â€“ whether a freedom fighter or not â€“ whose hands have been stained with Biafran blood.â€
Those in MASSOB who have discovered the treachery of their leader and would not be part of it, if their hands are innocent of blood of Biafrans, are welcomedâ€ he said.
Explaining further, he said Radio Biafra was originally launched and have been broadcasting from London in 2009, but went off air due to funding. It reopened in 2013 and since then has been on air via the internet and via Radio Biafra app to the world. â€œRadio Biafra decided to come home to Biafran soil, now that the time is right, and has capacity to reach audiences in Biafra territories and within Africa,â€ he said.
He warned that all those killing Biafrans outside Biafran territory would be dealt with when Biafra finally regains it nationhood.