The Indigenous People of Biafra, also known as IPOB, have named Mazi Chika Edoziem as their new leader.
IPOB declared that Edoziem would oversee its operations until the release of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
According to a statement made by the group’s spokesperson, Emma Powerful, Edoziem will hand over leadership to Kanu after his release.
The statement reads partly: “For the avoidance of doubt, the Directorate of State of the Indigenous People of Biafra (DOS), headed by Mazi Chika Edoziem, is at the helm of affairs of the Biafra movement; whenever our leader Mazi Nnamdi KANU comes out, he hands over IPOB structure back to him.”
Edoziem is believed to be the deputy leader of IPOB.
Kanu is currently locked up by the Department of State Services, DSS.
The DSS has held the IPOB leader since he was re-arrested and repatriated from Kenya in 2011.