We Have Lost 5,000 Members, Properties Worth $1bn To Secession War -IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra, Saturday, said it is set to enter negotiations with the federal government on peaceful secession of Biafra from Nigeria under a referendum to be supervised by the United Nations.

Emma Powerful, spokesman of IPOB, stated this in a release.

According to him, the agitation for the actualisation of Biafra being championed by IPOB started in 2012 without any violence or criminality, alleging that the federal government had been attacking its members.

IPOB has lost over 5,000 members and property worth over $1bn as a result of the extreme use of force from the Nigeria security forces, Powerful said.