Third ‘IPOB’ Is Borne, Sacks Kanu, TRIPOB

Another breakaway faction from the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has announced its arrival, Thursday, claiming to be the authentic voice representing the organisation.
Known as the Reformed Indigenous People of Biafrara (RE-IPOB), it claimed that it has dethroned Nnamdi Kanu, who is currently in detention, as the IPOB leader, saying Kanu has lost touch with realities of Biafra.
It also dismissed the leadership of the new faction, The Rebranded Indigenous People of Biafra (TRIPOB), which announced its formation Wednesday, adding TRIPOB has ‘nothing to offer’ as splinter group of IPOB.
RE-IPOB stressed that both groups have no right to speak for Biafra from now on.
In a statement by its spokesman, Ikemba Biafra, the new group said it will disclose its leaders on August 29, 2016.
He advised all pro-Biafran agitators to remain peaceful and warned security agents to stop harassing Biafran activists.
He said: “Both IPOB and TRIPOB have been sacked; they should no longer speak for the Biafran people. They are the same outfit and have nothing to offer Biafra.
“We warn that if Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB and the so-called TRIPOB continue their antics , RE-IPOB will be forced to make public the sponsors of the two groups.
“RE-IPOB will not accede to the burning of the Biafran flag as the sacked TRIPOB planned. The Biafran flag is sacred to Biafrans.”
The statement, however, 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.
He said the group will not tolerate any insincerity from the government.
“If the Federal Government is sincere in its dialogue with RE-IPOB, then the Biafran flag can be exchanged with the Nigerian flag in the presence of President Muhammadu Buhari, the National Security Adviser, Director of State Security and the Elders of Biafra.
“If the dialogue is fruitful; then a peace treaty and a ‘no victor no vanquished tree’ will be planted at Gakem where the first shot of the Nigerian Civil war started and at Amichi Nnewi where the formal cessation of hostilities of the war began.”

Author: News Editor

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