The independent people of Biafra are a group advocating for the separation of their ethnic group from Nigeria. Its mission is to create an independent country for the people of the South East. The group is led by Nnamdi Kanu, who is vigorously advocating for the creation of Biafra republic. Majority of the supporters of Biafra nation are from the Igbo ethnic group which constitute at least 19% of the Nigerian population.
Ohaneze cautions IPOB against maligning Southeast governors [July 12, 2019]
The Ohaneze Youth Council (OYC) has urged Ndigbo to ignore the information circulated by the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB that Southeast governors had reached an agreement to donate lands for the RUGA policy.
The group released a statement in Abakaliki clarifying the issue and stating explicitly that the claims made by IPOB were geared at causing unnecessary chaos and upsetting the prevailing peace in the area. The group said that they have carried out an independent investigation which showed that IPOB’s claims are untrue.
You won’t make heaven if you hate Biafra – Nnamdi Kanu [July 1, 2019]
The IPOB leader stressed the need for the Igbo in the Diaspora to support his cause for the actualization of Biafra. He stated that anyone who heard his message and failed to act won’t make heaven. Kanu said this yesterday while holding a meeting with Biafra supporters in Houston Texas, United States.
He said, “God gave you a gift in America to rescue us if you like you can leave it. But I can assure you, if you have heard this gospel (Biafra) today, you return to your homes and do nothing, you will never make heaven. Anybody that hates Biafra can never make heaven. In heaven, the angels speak the Igbo language.”