The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has announced 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.
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Meanwhile, sequel to the attack on Agwa Police Station on 05/8/2022 by hoodlums suspected to be members of IPOBand its militia affiliate, Eastern Security Network (ESN), where four gallant police officers lost their lives, the Commissioner of Police, Imo State Command, CP Mohammed Ahmed Barde, after on the spot assessment of the incident immediately, directed the Command’s tactical teams to commence detailed investigation to unravel the perpetrators of the dastardly act.
The Command’s tactical teams, on the 06/8/2022 at about 0300hrs, after diligent gathering of credible intelligence, raided some identified criminal hideouts located between Agwa and Izombe communities in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State, where the hoodlums, on sighting police operatives engaged them in a gun duel, in an attempt to escape arrest; but were overwhelmed by the superior fire power of the operatives. While some suspects escaped, eight persons were arrested, they include the following: – Obioma Chibuike ‘m’ age 18 years , Achazie Chidiebere ‘m’ age 22 years, Onyedikachi Nwadike ‘m’ aged 19 years, Anayo Onyemere ‘m’ aged 51 years, Ifeanyi Mboyi ‘m’ aged 26 years, Chukwudi Onyeausi ‘m’ aged 29 years, Obodo Promise ‘m’ aged 17 years, Ifeobu Ebubechi ‘m’ aged 22 years.