a week when the first group breakaway from Biafra and vowed to burn
biafran flag, third faction of separatist group, the Indigenous People
of Biafra, IPOB, Reformed Indigenous People of Biafra; RE-IPOB, has
emerged. Recall that the crises rocking IPOB took a new twist days ago,
following an announcement by a splinter group, the Rebranded Indigenous
People of Biafra, TRIPOB, renouncing the Biafran group.
the third faction on Thursday, said it has sacked Kanu and the other
splinter group, which has Chima Philip Effiong Osuji, as its spokesman,
saying both group had no right to represent the Biafra interest. RE-IPOB
also threatened to expose the sponsors of both IPOB and TRIPOB. Urging
Igbos to remain peaceful, the latest faction claimed that Kanu has lost
touch with realities of Biafra while TRIPOB has “nothing to offer” as
splinter group of IPOB.
In a statement by
its spokesman, Ikemba Biafra, RE-IPOB said, “Both IPOB and TRIPOB have
been sacked; they should no longer speak for the Biafran people.
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.
will not accede to the burning of the Biafran flag as the sacked TRIPOB
planned. The Biafran flag is sacred to Biafrans.”