We Shall No Longer Burn Biafra's Flag, We''ll Surrender It to Nigerian Govt - TRIPOB
Two splinter groups of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, The Re-branded Indigenous People of Biafra, TRIPOD, and Renegade Indigenous People of Biafra, RENIPOB, have nominated incarcerated former militant leader, Henry Okah, to hand over the Biafra flag to Nigerian government on January 1 2017.
The new date signified the day the Nigerian Civil War ended, on January 15, 1970.
“Following this development, all subsequentTRIPOB/RENIPOB statements shall be jointly signed by Comrade Emma Powerful and the undersigned. Any statements from IPOB using “Emma Powerful” as its signatory are that of an impostor.
“And following appeals by well-meaning Nigerians across the world, especially civil war veterans of the defunct Biafra Republic, TRIPOB shall no longer burn the flag of the defunct Biafra Republic as earlier planned for October 1, 2016, a date which has also been rescheduled.
“Replacing the burning of the flag ceremony shall be the ‘surrender’ ceremony of the defunct Republic of Biafra flag on the symbolic date of January 15, 2017 at the Eagle Square Abuja, FCT. The general public as well as all relevant agencies of the Federal Government of Nigeria, particularly, the Presidency is please, advised to take note of the date.
“We strongly believe that the leaders we have nominated shall use their respective offices to help propagate an intense campaign of inclusiveness, love, peace, progress, industry and free enterprise, social justice and democracy within and amongst our compatriots in an indivisible, united and prosperous Nigerian federation.”