A breakaway group of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Reformed Indigenous People of Biafra, RE-IPOB, has disclosed that it sacked the embattled leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu because he betrayed the struggle for Biafra.
This was contained in a statement made by spokesman of RE-IPOB, Ikemba Biafra.
The group disclosed that their decision to sack the IPOB being led by the detained Director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, was to inject new life in the struggle.
They also declared that the Rebranded Indigenous People of Biafra, TRIPOB, which has Chima Philip Effiong Osuji, as its spokesman, had also been sanctioned by the group, stressing that none of the two groups had right to speak on behalf of the Biafran people.
The group added that Kanu’s unguarded utterances led to the detention and death of innocent Biafran youths and accused him of not being sincere about the Biafran struggle and using the platform to attract fortune and fame to himself.
“The emergence of TRIPOB is a fall out of the internal wrangling in the IPOB. Members and officers of IPOB loyal to one of the spokesmen of IPOB, Emma Nmezu, are behind TRIPOB. There is nothing actually different between IPOB and TRIPOB. This is why we wielded the big stick to sack them to save the Biafran struggle. We urge all pro-Biafra groups to remain calm and cease any contact with Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB or TRIPOB and await further information from RE-IPOB,” the group said.
The group promised to disclose their leader on Monday August 29, 2016.