The National Broadcasting Commission yesterday said it had jammed the signals of a pirate radio claiming to be “Radio Biafra” in most parts of Lagos.
Daily Trust reports that the illegal radio broadcasting incendiary messages was notorious for spewing fake, inflammatory and inciting content.
But the NBC, in a statement, said it blocked the station based on the National Broadcasting Commission Act, CAP N11, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 which forbids any individual or group from operating a broadcasting station in the country without government licence.
It said the Department of State Security and the Nigerian Police had been requested to bring the culprits behind the illegal radio station to book.
“Chapter 2, subsection 2, of the NBC law states that; no person shall operate or use any apparatus or premises for the transmission of sound or vision by cable, television, radio, satellite or any other medium of broadcast, from anywhere in Nigeria, except under and in accordance with the provisions of this Act.”