Biafra Crumbles? A New Breakaway Faction, TRIPOB, To Burn Biafra Flag

What is going on? The Rebranded Indigenous People of Biafra (TRIPOB), a breakaway group from the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) led by Nnamdi Kanu, has picked October 1, Independence Day in Nigeria, to publicly denounce Biafra Republic and burn its flag.

Chima ‘Phillip Effiong’ Osuji, who released a statement on behalf of the group on Wednesday, the decision was taken on Monday after an emergency meeting of “disaffected” IPOB members.

TRIPOB said it now sees Biafra “from a different perspective”. Read the full Statement:

At an emergency meeting convened by some disaffected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Monday, August 22, 2016 in Aba, Abia state, it was resolved that due to the rigid and fatalistic position of the Nnamdi Kanu led IPOB, several of us with like minds shall breakaway and form The Rebranded Indigenous People of Biafra or TRIPOB.

TRIPOB now sees the Biafra question from a different perspective. Biafra will now become to us a powerful metaphor for change, development and greatness of the Igbos inside a united Nigeria, where the South East axis will be a utopia from the sheer determination borne out of the Biafra metaphor.

We believe in being a part of a united Nigeria, and a new way of thinking, where the victim mentality will no longer be acceptable.

We have accepted the fact that the Biafra Republic is not a reality but an anachronism, and doubt that the South South region will become a part of a Biafra Republic, except by force; after a declaration of another civil war.

That the lessons and history of the civil war will only reinforce the belief in ourselves to reach the zenith in this great country, Nigeria, where opportunities abound for every one regardless of tribe or religion, and even where such narrow sentiments exists, we will not see ourselves as victims. Never!

In view of this new mindset, members of the TRIPOB and any new defectors will on October 1, 2016 make a public denunciation of a
Seccesionist Biafra Republic at the Eagle Square, Abuja.

The event will also include recitation of the Pledge to Nigeria our Country, singing of the National anthem, followed by a solemn burning of the Biafra flag and unveiling a new Biafra flag representing pride, change, potential and spirit of the Igbo race which can thrive any where in the world.

Long live the Biafra Spirit! Igbo…Kwenu!!!

Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria! Nigeria…Kwenu!!!


  1. Nigeria we hail thee, our own dear native land, though tribe & tongue may differ in brotherhood we stand......

  2. Not a good idea,i hope after d flag burning,TRIPOB will nt cum up with a new flag,which leads back to where it all began,i hope other tribe will nt follow d idea of creating their own flags too.

  3. May God bless you. Now, that is the right spirit. "Together we can fight injustice, we can right the wrong"

  4. This is the right thinking of a true Ibo man - the African Jews. The Jews survived six civilizations( against Babylonian,Egypt,Persian,Assyrian,Phoenician and Romans/Greeks). The Ibos like Jews can survive anywhere because of their great business ideas. The jews survived because they had the idea of the Almighty God,creator of Heaven and earth.

  5. Shame to them, Boko Haram forth for more than 8 years in Northern Nigeria with one mind no division.

  6. That's how confusion will consume all enemies of peace in this country.

  7. Prophet MF Adewusi26 August, 2016 07:22

    That is good for peace to reign.FG please be aware that the secret of matial art (war) is based on Deceiving opponent. Never relax when ur enemy surrender their weapons,it may be staged to disarm you. The act can be utilized by any of the party for final and remarkable breakthrough. Unity is good,peace is needful but where are the Mandela of our time who will sufer for a lasting peace not prosponing an evil day.


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