Mazi Chika Edoziem has been announced by Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, as Nnamdi Kanu’s replacement.
IPOB noted that Mazi Edoziem would pilot its affairs until its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, is released.
A statement by the group’s spokesman, Emma Powerful, said Edoziem would relinquish the leadership role to Kanu when he is released.
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.”
Edoziem is believed to be the deputy leader of IPOB.
Nnamdi Okwu Kanu is a British-Nigerian political activist who advocates for the secession and independence of Biafra from Nigeria.
He is the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, which he founded in 2014.