There is heavy tension as the leadership
of the Indigenous People of Biafra has seemingly made a U-turn in their
non-violent struggle to actualize Biafra.
The position of the separatist group was
made known by Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of
Biafra on Wednesday following the military occupation in Nigeria's
Kanu in a statement announced that his
group would re-consider its “non-violent” separatist struggle amid
military operation in Nigeria’s Southeast.
Punch reports that “On Friday the 15th
of September 2017, the leadership of IPOB through the instrumentality of
the Directorate of State (DOS) headquartered in Germany, will be
meeting to vote on the viability or otherwise of continuing our struggle
in this non-violent manner,” Mr. Kanu was quoted as saying.
“There is urgent need to begin the
process of defending ourselves in the face of relentless murderous
attacks from the Nigerian state,” he added.