- New embassies, another form of protest by separatists
- Russia, Sweden, Canada, targeted locations for new embassies
The Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) may have taken their protests to the next level following recent revelations my members of the group.
Dawntodusk reprots that ahead of Nnamdi Kanu’s trial coming up on Friday over charges of treasonable felony, the group is planning to establish more embassies in several other countries.
Kanu's case attracts a maximum life sentence, and he has been in detention since October 2015 following threats made by his media outlet Radio Biafra.
Their agitation majorly, is the call for the independence for Biafra, a region in southeast Nigeria that existed as an independent republic between 1967 and 1970.
In a message by a representative of Kanu's family to Newsweek, embattled Biafra leader Kanu says IPOB will establish more embassies in 2016.
Vitoria-Gasteiz, the capital of the Basque country in northern Spain, presently houses IPOB's embassy which was established in February 2015 while the group's head of directorate of state, Uchenna Asiegbu, heads the Biafran embassy in Spain.
He told Newsweek that Sweden, Russia, Canada, the US and Australia are some of the countries on the shortlist as potential destinations for the next embassies.
"We are looking to two or three countries but we have not made up our minds. In some months to come, we will be making that decision," Asiegbu informed.
Meanwhile, fresh revelations emerged yesterday that President Muhammadu Buhari fired the director generals of the federal government-owned media for being unable to match the superiority of Radio Biafra.
Vanguard reports that the directorate of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) made this disclosure on Tuesday, noting that they Nigerian media could not rival the technological superiority of the radio station.