Another faction has emerged out of the Indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB, on Thursday claiming to be the authentic group representing the organization.
The new group, which parades itself as the Reformed Indigenous People of Biafra; RE-IPOB, disclosed that it has sacked the IPOB led by the detained Director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu and the new faction; The Rebranded Indigenous People of Biafra, TRIPOB, which has Chima Philip Effiong Osuji, as its spokesman, stating that both groups no longer have the right to speak for Biafra.
In a statement by its spokesman, Ikemba Biafra, the group who promised to disclose their leader on Monday 29th August, 2016, advised all pro-Biafran agitators to remain peaceful and warned security agents to stop molesting Biafran activists.
It claimed that Kanu has lost touch with realities of Biafra while TRIPOB has ‘nothing to offer’ as splinter group of IPOB.
The statement also added that RE-IPOB is open to dialogue if the Nigerian government is sincere in ending the protracted agitations for an independent state of Biafra, and warned that the group will not tolerate any insincerity from the government.