The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has named Mazi Chika Edoziem as replacement for Nnamdi Kanu who is currently in the custody of the Department of State Services, DSS.
Edoziem is expected to pilot the secessionist group until Kanu is released, after which he will relinquish the role.
This was disclosed in a statement by the group’s spokesman, Emma Powerful.
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.”
Before now, Edoziem is believed to be the IPOB deputy leader.
His principal, Kanu, is facing charges bordering on terrorism and treasonable felony.