Location of Radio Biafra Discovered

 

Alt: = "photo of location of Radia Biafra in Peckham, London"

CNN has discovered the location of Radio Biafra in London.

According to CNN report, the radio is registered in London, and is located at Peckhamz Southeast London, a very quiet, leafy street.

The report also doubted if the registered location is really where the radio is operating from as it is an internet-based amateur radio stations.

“This suburban spot is the unlikely location for Radio Biafra, a network of internet-based amateur radio stations broadcasting a separatist agenda back to listeners in Nigeria.”

Radio Biafra is operated by Nnamdi Kanu, a British citizen leading the calls to revive the former Republic of Biafra through an organization he founded called the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

The operation of has kept the Nigerians in wonder as the location has been unknown. The Nigerian Broadcasting Commission had one time announced that it has jammed the frequency Hertz of the radio, but the radio has continued to be on air, reaching its audience who are predominantly Igbos of Southeast Nigeria, anywhere in the world.

In 2020, Minister of information, Lai Mohammed, disclosed that Federal Government has mapped N500 million to crackdown Radio Biafra and other unlicenced radio stations in airwaves.

The separatist group, IPOB was banned by the Nigerian government in 2017 and Kanu has been arrested several times on charges of treason and instigating violence.

He was first arrested in October 2015 for treasonable felony, among other charges. He was released on bail in 2017 and fled to the UK.

Before his most recent arrest in Kenya in June, Kanu's supporters used the Peckham house for Radio Biafra broadcasts, according to Darlington Imoh, who answered the door when CNN visited in August.

The International Crisis Group, an organization working to prevent war, described Radio Biafra in 2015 as "an unlicensed station urging violent struggle to achieve independence for Biafra" with broadcasts that are "highly provocative messages laced with misinformation, hate speech, and anti-Nigeria derision."

Imoh says all IPOB is calling for is the right to self-determination. He compares it to the devolution votes held in Scotland and Wales in 1997, and more recently, Brexit.

"We want a referendum, which is a civilized thing to ask for, just like Britain had with Europe," he says.

But analysts who spoke with CNN say that is very unlikely to happen.

"The Nigerian government will be afraid to allow a referendum to happen. And the fact that it will be afraid to allow a referendum to happen shows just how deep the problem is," says Remi Adekoya, a political analyst and associate lecturer at the University of York in the UK.




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