The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has announced the opening of a new world headquarters in Langenfeld, Germany.
The event would take place between December 8 and 9, it announced.
In a press statement signed by Comrade Emma Powerful, the media and publicity secretary of the group, IPOB said, “Due to increased global awareness generated by the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and the need to effectively harness the positive attention this has brought on the activities of our movement, we the family members of IPOB and its leadership worldwide wish to proudly announce to the public, the opening of our brand new official world administrative headquarters of the Indigenous People of Biafra by the Deputy Leader, Uche Mefor, and all members of the ruling Directorate of State (DOS) on the of December 8 and 9, 2017 in Langenfeld, Germany.”
The statement added that the ceremony would demonstrate the commitment and zeal of the worldwide family of IPOB to meet the administrative challenges of its renewed diplomatic offensive and demands of the upcoming mid-2018 independence referendum of the territory of Biafra.
Also, it said, the ceremony would serve as notice to all friends and well wishers of Biafra that Langenfeld Germany is now the one and only officially recognised world headquarters of IPOB from which every authentic information regarding the agitation for Biafra liberation would emanate.
The group said it still has official regional liaison offices in London, United Kingdom, Tel Aviv, Israel, Ankara Turkey, New Delhi, India, Los Angeles, California, USA with many more expected to open in major countries of the world before the last quarter of 2018.
The offices, it claimed, would continue to serve as regional points of contact but are not authorised to issue any diplomatic directive.
“The prerogative of this is the exclusive preserve of the world headquarters in Langenfeld Germany under the direct supervision of Mazi Chika Edoziem, the Head of the Directorate of State of the Indigenous People of Biafra.
It warned that any correspondence from any other quarter not sanctioned by Langenfeld Germany and signed by Mazi Edoziem should be regarded as fake and not authentic.
It said that as it prepares for Biafra referendum next year, it expects “every Biafran, both home and abroad, to begin the crucial sensitisation and education of not only Biafrans but non-Biafrans alike,” adding that “IPOB is working tirelessly round the clock in every major country and continent of the world to restore the dignity and sovereignty of the Republic of Biafra.”
It said Biafra independence struggle championed by its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, dead or alive, is resolute and determined to restore Biafra regardless of the human and material cost and invited all Biafrans, especially those in Europe, friends of Biafra, lovers of freedom, men and women of good will across the globe, to be part of the opening ceremony of the group’s headquarters in Germany.