The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is a Nigerian Biafran separatist party. Its key goal is to hold an independence referendum in Biafra, a former British colony in Nigeria’s south east. Nnamdi Kanu, a British Nigerian political activist known for his influential support of the contemporary Biafran independence movement, formed the party in 2012.
IPOB’s supporters are all Igbo, and the group has chastised the Nigerian government for low spending, unequal resource distribution, ethnic marginalisation, and a strong military presence in the Biafran region.
In the mid-2010s, the organisation rose to prominence and is now the largest Biafran independence organisation in terms of membership. It has received a lot of media attention in recent years as a result of the Nigerian government’s frequent political crackdowns. It also has a plethora of websites and communication networks that serve as the only reliable social apparatus for educating and instilling firsthand knowledge and news among its people.