The BBC Hausa published a story about Radio Biafra in Hausa Language, and here is our rough translation of it. See the full Hausa story beneath the translated version.
The government has said that Radio Biafra is illegal. Consequences await those who aid and abet it.
This was further reiterated by an assistant to the President of the country, Garba Shehu, following what President Buhari stated on BBC Radio Hausa service which was twisted by the illegal Radio station for purposes of propaganda. “Buhari is not threatening dire consequences on Igbos for not supporting him.”
‘Ears have been pulled on this issue’ (Warnings have been issued) that the said Radio Biafra is operating illegally. Authorities concerned have been instructed to locate and destroy the illegal station. It is against the law of the country.
The Special Assistant on media to President Muhammadu Buhari made it known to BBC that government was making an in depth investigation to uncover the people behind operating an illegal radio tagged Radio Biafra with aim to bringing them to book. The station was found to be making a public inciting comments aimed at compromising the unity of the country. Its believed to be operating from the Eastern part of the nation.
He further said those responsible were cautioned accordingly and were directed to immediately shut down the said radio station. He gave the assurance that the station will cease to exist from next Wednesday in line with the owners’ undertaking.
‘Gwamnati ta gargadi Radio Biafra’
Gwamnatin Nigeria ta ce ana daukar matakai na binciko tare da hukunta duk wasu da ke da hannu a wani haramtaccen gidan radio mai suna Radio Biafra da ke watsa shirye shirye a wasu yankuna na kudu maso gabashin kasar.
Haka kuma gwamnatin ta musanta wata murya da ta ce gidan rediyon ya yi ta yayatawa wanda yayi ikirarin cewa hira ce da shugaban kasar Muhammadu Buhari ya yi da sashen Hausa na BBC, inda gidan rediyon ya ce Shugaba Buharin ya furta wasu kalamai da ke nuna kin jinin ‘yan kabilar Igbo.
Malam Garba Shehu mataimaki na musammman ga shugaban kasa kan yada labarai,ya shaidawa BBC cewa ‘ a inda duk aka sake jin an bullo da wata tashar rediyo haramtacciya, ana yada shirye shirye na wargaza Nigeria ko wanda zai saba wa doka, gwamnati za ta dauki kwararan matakai a kan kowanene ya mallaki wannan tauraron dan-Adam din da tashar ke amfani da shi.
Garba Shehu ya kara da cewa an kira su, an kuma ja musu kunne, an ce musu su je su toshe wannan haramtaccen gidan rediyo, idan ba haka ba za su ga bacin ran gwamnatin Nigeria’.
Tabbacin da suka ba da shi ne daga ranar Laraba da daddare ba za a kara jin duriyar gidan rediyon Biafra ba’ in ji Garba Shehu.