Some aggrieved members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, have broken away from the separatist group under the leadership of incarcerated Nnamdi Kanu.
Spokesman of the splinter group identified as The Re-branded Indigenous People of Biafra, TRIOPOB, Chima Phillip Effiong Osuji, explained that the new faction was formed due to the alleged “rigid” and negative position of IPOB under Kanu.

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Osuji in a statement, said the decision to break away from the Kanu-led group was taken at an emergency meeting convened by some “disaffected members of IPOB on Monday, August 22, 2016 in Aba, Abia state.

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“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,” he stated.

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