Indigenous People of Biafra

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Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)
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Active 2012-present

Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is a separatist organisation[1][2][3] led by Nnamdi Kanu. The group wants a number of states in south-east Nigeria, made up mainly of people from the Igbo ethnic group, to break away from Nigeria and form the independent nation of Biafra.[4] To achieve this, the group is calling for a referendum,[5] stating that they will continue to agitate until the Nigerian government fixes a date for the referendum "to settle the issue of Biafra in a civilised and democratic manner".[6] On 20 September 2017, a Federal High Court in Abuja granted the Nigerian Federal Government an interim injunction proscribing the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra.[7][8]

Amnesty International has accused the Nigeria army of killing not less than 150 members of IPOB with video evidence of the massacre at Nkpor in Anambra State from 29 to 30th of May 2016 as they celebrate Biafra remembrance day and that of Ngwa high school on the 8th of February in a prayer service.[9]

Nnamdi Kanu

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  1. ^ Dixon, Robyn (27 November 2016). "Biafra, scene of a bloody civil war decades ago, is once again a place of conflict". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 5 September 2017. 
  2. ^ Amodu, Taiwo (21 August 2017). "Agents on destabilization on the loose while Buhari was away". Nigerian Tribune. Retrieved 5 September 2017. 
  3. ^ "Nigeria police shoot Biafra supporters". BBC News. 18 December 2015. Retrieved 5 September 2017. 
  4. ^ Hegarty, Stephanie (5 May 2017). "Biafran leader Nnamdi Kanu: The man behind Nigeria's separatists". BBC Online. London, UK. Retrieved 5 September 2017. 
  5. ^ "'Nigeria treats us like slaves' - but is Biafra the answer?". BBC News. 6 July 2017. Retrieved 5 September 2017. 
  6. ^ Adonu, Chinedu (4 September 2017). "Rearrest threat: Kanu not in hiding – IPOB". Vanguard. Retrieved 5 September 2017. 
  7. ^ "Court grants injunction proscribing IPOB". P.M. News. 20 September 2017. Retrieved 20 September 2017. 
  8. ^ "Federal High Court Proscribes IPOB". Channels TV. Channels TV. 
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