Barely a day after the TRIPOB faction which was described "imaginary" by IPOB leaders surfaced, yet another group has appeared, claiming it was formerly part of the IPOB and has sacked Nnamdi Kanu as well as other leaders of the Biafran agitation.
The new RE-IPOB (ie Reformed Indigenous People of Biafra) said in a statement signed by its "leader" Ikeba Biafratoday:
"Both IPOB and TRIPOB have been sacked; they should no longer speak for the Biafran people. They are the same outfit and have nothing to offer Biafra.Meanwhile the leadership of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) - whose topmost member Nnamdi Kanu is in prison pending his treason case against the government of Nigeria - has described the new group RE-IPOB as "laughable," stating that the "fictional" group was created by president Muhammadu Buhari to place discord in the agitation for the Republic of Biafra.
"We warn that if Nnamdi Kanu , IPOB and the so-called TRIPOB continue their antics , RE-IPOB will be forced to make public the sponsors of the two groups. RE-IPOB will not accede to the burning of the Biafran flag as the sacked TRIPOB planned. The Biafran flag is sacred to Biafrans."
IPOB spokesman Emeka Gift lashed out in a statement today:
"The Federal Government is chasing a wild goose by floating new versions of IPOB with their keyboard.
"Muhammadu Buhari will soon get tired with all this childish play he is doing and eventually realize that the actualization of Biafra Republic is more than a Fulani herdsman creating fictional groups and making laughable statements while sipping fura de nono in Aso Rock."