The Cable News Network (CNN) has reported that Radio Biafra used by the Nnamdi Kanu-led Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to propagate its secessionist campaign, is located in a suburban area of South-East London, United Kingdom.
International broadcast CNN was reported as disclosing that Radio Biafra, a network of internet-based amateur radio stations, streaming separatist agenda to its listeners in Nigeria, is tucked down a quiet, leafy street in Peckham, South-East London.
When CNN visited the facility in August, Darlington Imoh, who answered the door, disclosed that IPOB members used the Peckham house for Radio Biafra broadcasts before Kanu was arrested in Kenya last June.
Imoh contended that all IPOB is calling for is the right to self-determination, which he compared 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 stated.
Nnamdi Kanu, a British citizen, leading the calls to revive the former Republic of Biafra through IPOB, an organization he personally established, has been arrested several times on charges of treason and instigating violence.
It would be recalled that the IPOB leader was first arrested in October 2015 for treasonable felony, among other charges. He was released on bail in 2017 but fled to the United Kingdom after soldiers invaded his hometown in Abia State.
At the weekend, a former governor of Imo State, Achike Udenwa advised the government of President Muhammadu Buhari against using the legal process against Kanu, who is currently in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) but adopt a political solution.
He said, “If we continue following a legal process to it, it will have no end because the mere fact that you jail Nnamdi Kanu, or even kill him, thinking that the problem is over, another Nnamdi Kanu would come up. There has to be a political solution; there has to be a dialogue”.