The leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, on Wednesday, September 13, announced his group would re-consider its “non-violent” separatist struggle amid military operation in Nigeria’s Southeast.
This was contained in a statement reported by PUNCH.
“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.
There is tension in the South-east, especially Abia State, Mr. Kanu’s home state, where the Nigerian Army commenced Operation Python Dance 2 on Sunday.