The Indegenous People of Biafra IPOB have commenced awareness and Mobilisation campaign ahead of the Independent State of Biafra Referendum which it hopes to conduct later in the year 2018
The campaign was taken to Aguleri in Anambra State Eastern Nigeria which is the home state of the current Governor of Anambra Willie Obiano.
The mobilisation and awareness campaign was carried out by the Lion Squad.
According to the group the independence referendum will be conducted under the watchful eye of the international community.
The state of Biafra was formed in 1967 after the Eastern region of Nigeria declared itself an independent state. The new republic headed by Colonel Ojukwu fought a 3 years bloody civil war with Nigeria with more than 2 million people dead. The war ended in 1970 and Biafra was reintegrated into Nigeria.
The Indegenous People of Biafra IPOB are demanding for an independent state Biafra 50 years after.