Enugu, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has announced Mazi Chika Edoziem as its new leader.
Mazi Edoziem is believed to be the deputy leader of the IPOB.
According to IPOB, Edoziem would pilot its affairs until its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, is released.
This is contained in a statement by the group’s spokesman, Emma Powerful.
Powerful noted that Edoziem would relinquish the leadership role to Kanu when he is released.
The statement partly reads: “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.”
Nnamdi Kanu is currently detained at the Department of State Services (DSS), Abuja
The DSS has held the IPOB leader since he was re-arrested and repatriated from Kenya in 2011.