A new faction of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB has emerged, calling itself “The Re-branded Indigenous People of Biafra, TRIOPOB.”
The breakaway group claims it became necessary to leave the Nnamdi Kanu led wing because of ideological differences. The new group claims the struggle for the actualization of Biafra is not realistic.
Spokesman of TRIOPOB, Chima Phillip Effiong Osuji, speaking for the group disclosed that the new group will denounce the struggle for the Actualization of the State of Biafra.
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“We believe in being a part of a united Nigeria, and a new way of thinking, where the victim mentality will no longer be acceptable.”
“It was resolved that due to the rigid and fatalistic position of the Nnamdi Kanu- led IPOB, several of us with like minds shall breakaway and form The Rebranded Indigenous People of Biafra, TRIPOB.”
“We have accepted the fact that the Biafra Republic is not a reality but an anachronism, and doubt that the South -South region will become a part of a Biafra Republic, except by force; after a declaration of another civil war.”
“That the lessons and history of the civil war will only reinforce the belief in ourselves to reach the zenith in this great country, Nigeria, where opportunities abound for every one regardless of tribe or religion, and even where such narrow sentiments exist, we will not see ourselves as victims, Never,”
“In view of this new mind-set, members of the TRIPOB and any new defectors will on October 1, 2016, make a public denunciation of a secessionist Biafra Republic at the Eagle Square, Abuja.
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“The event will also include recitation of the pledge to Nigeria, our country, singing of the national anthem, followed by a solemn burning of the Biafra flag and unveiling a new Biafra flag representing pride, change, potential and spirit of the Igbo race which can thrive anywhere in the world.”