IPOB backs Asari Dokubo-led Biafra de facto govt


The Indigenous People Of Biafra IPOB has thrown its weight behind the recent formation of Biafra Customary Government (BCG).

The secessionist group made this known through its spokesperson, Emma Powerful, in an interview with The Nation.

On Sunday, a former Niger Delta warlord, Asari Dokubo, announced the formation of the BCG, citing insecurity.

Mr Dokubo who also named officials of the new government, said it will soon begin the creation of provinces across the former eastern region.

The federal government headed by President Muhammadu Buhari while reacting described the former warlord as an attention seeking joker.

Reacting, Mr Powerful said his group and its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, supports any one genuinely fighting for the restoration of the defunct Biafra Republic.

“IPOB is not interested with the formation of Biafra agitating group,” Powerful said. “Anybody can form his and her own group but one thing is certain – let them maintain stand to fight for Biafra freedom and independence. IPOB will support any group genuinely formed to fight for Biafra freedom.

“We have said it time without number that anybody can form any group one likes and use it to pursue the Biafra cause. We are not against any group genuinely fighting for Biafra restoration. IPOB and its indefatigable leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu have been in the forefront of this struggle for our freedom, and nobody can controvert that,” he added.

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