Indigenous People of Biafra also known as IPOB is group of political agitators who are seeking for independence of Biafra state from the Nigeria State. Its sole aim is to engender an independent state for the people of southeast Nigeria, declaring an incipient Republic of Biafra. IPOB was formed in 2014 by Nnamdi Kanu, an activist from Abia, an eastern state in Nigeria. IPOB leader Nnamdi Kano
was born in Isiama Afara, Abia State, Nigeria to HRM Eze Isreal Okwu and Ugoeze Nnenne Kano. IPOB had issued calls for a placid settlement of their grievances through a referendum in the South-East Nigerian states. Supporters of Biafran independence are mainly from the Igbo ethnic group which totals 14% of Nigeria’s population and some states in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria. IPOB was created a few years ago as a breakaway separatist group of the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign state of Biafra(MASSOB). More than 150 members of IPOB members have been killed by the Nigerian soldiers,others have been maimed and illegally arrested for making their voices heard.