The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has launched “Radio Nigeria Hausa service”. The group made this known in a statement issued on Thursday by Emma Powerful, its spokesman. This is according to a report by TheCable
It said the radio service would act as an unbiased informative platform to take the “message of liberation to the oppressed” indigenous northerners.
IPOB added that the maiden daily broadcast would hit the airwaves on Saturday, January, 6, at 7pm Nigerian time.
The statement read:
“The broadcast will have the widest coverage of any radio signal in Africa.
“It will be received all over West, East and Southern Africa. Every Hausa speaking community in Africa will be able to receive it.
“In our opinion, we feel it has become imperative to educate the poor masses of northern Nigeria. The ruling class cleverly enslaved and impoverished ethnic populations of the north by keeping vital information and knowledge away from them.
“This information deficit is what Radio Nigeria Hausa Service has come to remedy.”
IPOB said it wants to use the station as an avenue to prove that it is not a selfish movement concerned only about the well-being of Biafrans, but are also “genuinely concerned about the plight of all oppressed people in Nigeria.”
“Regardless of ethnicity, religion or creed, IPOB is pursuing an agenda of freedom for all,” he said.
“Our message is very simple, 2018 will be like no other in the history of Nigeria and will prove to be the year of liberation for those brave enough to confront the evil that Nigeria has become in the lives of millions of people.”
It added that those “deluding themselves” with the notion that IPOB has been weakened because of the absence of Nnamdi Kanu, its leader, “are in for an almighty shock”.
“This move today is the beginning of a mass revolution against our oppressors that will spread outside the borders of Biafraland.
“Every Hausa speaking northerner is advised to tune into 15110 KHz every night at 7PM, starting from this Saturday 6 January 2018, to be educated in order to be liberated.”