The Indigenous Individuals of Biafra has condemned the suspension of Channels TV by the Nationwide Broadcasting Fee for interviewing the spokesman for the group, Emma Highly effective on Sunday night time.
The sanction towards the station included a fined, which the group additionally kicked towards.
The Nnamdi Kanu-led group on Tuesday described the choice of NBC as ‘depraved and undemocratic motion.’
Reacting on Tuesday, the pro-Biafra group mentioned the deed has justified its persistent calls that the nation is ruled by a tyrant with the only goal of elevating Islam and Fulani above different religions and nationalities, alleging that suppressing the media is likely one of the means to actualising the agenda.
This was contained in an announcement launched by the media and publicity secretary of the group, Emma Highly effective.
“The eye of the worldwide household of the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our nice and indomitable chief Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has been drawn to the current pronouncement by the hypocritical Nigeria Broadcasting Company (NBC) that they’ve suspended and fined Channels Tv for conducting a dwell and uncensored phone interview with our Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Highly effective on their prime time information present.
“This irrational, draconian and hypocritical motion of the Federal Authorities by means of its company the NBC has merely confirmed our long-standing place that Nigeria is at present underneath a tyrant whose mission is to actualise complete Islamisation and Fulani conquest of the nation. We’re not shocked however together with all good women and men of conscience, we strongly condemn, within the strongest attainable phrases, this depraved and undemocratic motion.
“What number of occasions has the Islamic cleric, Sheikh Gumi met with Fulani terrorists and Fulani bandits and the result of their parley aired on nationwide televisions with out NBC battling an eyelid? What number of occasions has the Boko Haram chief, Shekau’s message and threats been aired uncensored on nationwide tv with out NBC imposing any sanctions on NTA?
“We have now all the time mentioned it that Nigeria and its safety businesses lose sleep when a matter has to do with IPOB and Biafra. Nigeria has not sanctioned her Minister of Communications (and Digital Financial system), a identified terror apologist and staunch supporter of mass murderers but she is utilizing state devices of intimidation towards an harmless media home for interviewing a spokesperson of a persecuted folks,” the assertion partly disclosed.
The group accused the Nigerian authorities of attempting to silence the reality whereas it helps these working alongside it to intimidate its members who stand for the reality.
“The motion of NBC towards Channels Tv is just meant to gag and intimidate the press into complete submission. It is a part of the calculated try in direction of suppressing the press and blocking the surface world entry to atrocities being perpetrated towards indigenous peoples in Nigeria.
“That is how they hurriedly and unjustifiably proscribed IPOB and tagged its harmless members, terrorists, with out in accordance the motion the best of defence in a legislation court docket. Nigeria is a rustic the place injustice, hypocrisy and falsehood maintain sway,” it mentioned.
It additionally revealed that Ikonso was murdered whereas sleeping in his father’s compound, and never throughout a gun battle with safety operatives.
“Why is Nigeria all the time afraid of the reality? After spreading blatant falsehood about the way it murdered Ikonso the Imo State Commander of Japanese Safety Community (ESN), IPOB was contacted to place the information straight, after which all hell broke unfastened at NBC.
“That Aso Rock viciously and wickedly turned towards their long-term buddy, Channels Tv, tells you all you must find out about Fulani Janjaweedism. It confirms you could’t be mates with this bunch of hardened terrorists in energy in Nigeria.
“Nigerian media initially failed to analyze and report the correct details about the dying of Commander Ikonso and people with him. Sections of the media solely peddled lies and faux information dished out by the identical safety businesses that murdered Ikonso in his sleep.
“The bitter fact the Nigerian Authorities did not need folks to listen to, which IPOB disclosed on the mentioned interview was that Ikonso was murdered in his father’s home, not in any imaginary ESN camp or battlefield because the liars would hope to have us consider.
“The identical Military, Police and DSS in Imo State that by no means for at some point arrested or prosecuted any Fulani terror herdsman ravaging Imo State earlier than the approaching of Ikonso; the identical Nigerian safety brokers which have all the time supplied cowl for terrorists and bandits, had the center to ambush and kill the one man that drove Fulani terrorist herdsmen out of Imo State. One thing Hope Uzodinma, Ohaneze Ndigbo and people Efulefus that conspired to kill him was not in a position to do.
“Commander Ikonso and the lads with him in his father’s home have been murdered by the Nigerian state with the assistance of APC politicians and Ohaneze Ndigbo management in Imo State. The worst half is that they lied about it.
“The Federal Authorities of Nigeria is aware of they can’t suppress the reality so far as IPOB is anxious. We’ll all the time put the information straight as a result of the information will all the time communicate for itself.
“We’re not Miyetti Allah and we do not kill or assault harmless people however Fulani terrorists herdsmen masquerading as cattle herders in our bushes and forests. This was the mandate of ESN and the trigger for which Ikonso, a hero and gallant, patriotic Biafran and his males have been murdered in chilly blood.
“Commander Ikonso was solely defending the land of his ancestors. He was murdered with the energetic connivance of Hope Uzodinma, George Obiozor and APC politicians in Imo State. They wished to cowl this atrocity however when Channels Tv gave us the chance to inform the reality, the murderers in uniform and their masters in Aso Rock grew to become offended.
“The identical safety operatives that can’t stand up to bandits and terrorists are zealously looking down and killing IPOB members and supporters. Whereas they’re busy looking for harmless freedom fighters, the actual terrorists are busy taking up Northern communities with none resistance,” the assertion concluded.
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