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IPOB replaces Nnamdi Kanu, names new leader

30 August 2016, 10:03

Aba - The leadership of the new pro Biafra group, the Reformed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has named a new leader for the organisation, Vanguard reports.

The group listed eminent personalities who are expected to dialogue with the federal government over the agitation for an independent state of Biafra.

The list include; Dr Arthur Nwankwo, Dr kenneth Opigo, Dr. Okey Emordi, Barr. Uche Okwukwu, Obong Victor Attah, Prof Nwankwo Nwaezeigwe, Chief Bassey Akpan, Prof Mrs Uche Azikiwe, Prof Wole Soyinka, Uchenna Madu, Prof Jerry Gana, Chief Ikedi Ohakim, representative of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council, representative of Umuada Igbo, and Bishop Emmanuel Chukwuma who is expected to lead the delegation.

In a statement signed by its National Director of Publicity, Ikemba Biafra, RE-IPOB described the new leader, Jonathan Kurubo from hails from Bayelsa state as a true son of Biafra who believes in the cause and dignity of the marginalized people of the old Eastern region.

It added that Kurubo who is a graduate of international Universities with versatile knowledge of International relations, peace and conflict resolution as well as strategic studies, will pilot the affairs of the RE-IPOB until Biafra is actualized or the Nigerian government demonstrates its sincerity to fully re-integrate the people of Biafra.

Meanwhile the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has raised alarm over a calculated attempt to suffocate and kill its leader Nnamdi Kanu by the FG and DSS according to News24.

The group, in reaction to the shooting of teargas by prison officers at inmates, said there is plot to use prison officers of the Kuje prison to carry out the plan.

The group alleged that teargas and bullets were shot into Kanu's room during the shootout for him to die systematically.

- News 24


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