- Uche Mefor, a deputy director at the Radio Biafra, says the organisation commenced operation in the 1960s
- Mefor reveals that the radio station was first called the Broadcasting Corporation of Biafra
- He says Ralph Uwazurike does not own any stake in the organisation
The deputy director of the Radio Biafra, Uche Mefor, has released the historical details of the organisation, an arm of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The explanation comes as the federal government wants the radio station located in London shut for heating up the Nigerian polity and threatening its unity.
Mefor said the organisation first came into existence in the 1960s in the heat of the civil war as the Broadcasting Corporation of Biafra.
The deputy director further explained that Uwazurike, the former leader of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Ralph Uwazurike, who later established the Biafran Independence Movement (BIM), is not the owner of the radio station as was being claimed by some people.
“Important and final issue you must know about Radio Biafra. It is an indigenous broadcaster owned by the (Indigenous) People of Biafra and not to MASSOB/BIM as Lai Mohammed would want you to believe,” Mefor said among other things in the statement he released.
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NAIJ.com earlier reported that the second vice president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Monday Ubani, reacted to the proscription of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) by the Federal High Court in Abuja.
Ubani said the ruling showed that he and some other Nigerians were right after all when they argued that the Nigerian army does not have the power to declare IPOB a terrorist group.
Watch the activities that was daily happening in Nnamdi Kanu's home before IPOB was proscribed: