The activities marking Biafra Remembrance Day, a coalition of pro-Biafragroups gathered in Enugu, yesterday, and unveiled a new name.
This was against the backdrop of security agents on stop and search on the streets of Enugu State capital.
At a press conference attended by leaders of the various groups, leader of the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Comrade Uchenna Madu, says the coalition would, henceforth, be called Biafra Peoples Liberation Movement (BPLM).
He explains that they had not formed a new organisation but merely came under one umbrella; for the purpose of restoration and freedom of Biafra.
“As it is not a single organisation, it does not have single leadership. The structure and its operations are based on collegiate leadership and control. The college of leaders of BPLM (coalition) comprises leaders of all the participating groups and decisions are based on equal voting rights in council. There are equal representations of groups in the council,” Madu states.
He adds that the BPLM comprised Biafrans of Ijaw and Akwa-Cross origin, Igbo and others.
He calls on all the groups and leaders agitating for the restoration of Biafra; resource control, restructuring and regional autonomy or sovereignty to join hands with them.
Some of the pro-Biafra groups that make up the BPLM include MASSOB, Eastern Peoples’ Congress (EPC); Igbo Youth Cultural and Restoration Initiative (IYCRI), Movement of Biafrans in Nigeria (MOBIN) and Customary Government of Biafra (CGU) among others.