The most recent development has shook everyone once again. And it is the news of the upcoming referendum for Biafra. The month of June ended with a hopeful promise for the country of Biafra. The United States President Donald Trump announced the Biafra referendum date. Five leaders of the IPOB movement in the US will come to the White House for the referendum. Donald Trump, who has been a long-time supporter of Biafra, has granted his political power to the Biafran movement.
This development has been a long time coming. For years, members of IPOB and other pro-Biafra organizations have been rallying and protesting, trying to make their voice heard by the Nigerian government. For example, before the date for the referendum was announced, IPOB threatened to sabotage the government elections in Anambra State. Now that the date for the referendum is set, they are one step closer to the recognition of Biafra.