Latest Biafra News Online Update Today Thursday, January 16th 2020

Latest World Biafra Online News Headlines Update For Today

Biafra, officially the Republic of Biafra, was a state in West Africa which existed from 30 May 1967 to January 1970; it was made up of the states in the Eastern Region of Nigeria/File Photo

A pleasant day to you and welcome to the compilation of the latest world Biafra online news headlines on Concise News for today, Thursday January 16th, 2020.

Here are the latest Biafra news headlines


Biafra War Memories Spring Up On Armed Forces Remembrance Day 2020

The memories of the Biafran war appeared suddenly in Nigeria on Wednesday – the Armed Forces Remembrance Day 2020.

In Nigeria, Armed Forces Day, also known as Remembrance Day, is celebrated on 15 January.

It was formerly celebrated on 11 November of every year to coincide with the Remembrance Day (Poppy Day) for the World War II veterans in the British Commonwealth of Nations. But it was changed to 15 January in the West African country in commemoration of the surrender of the Biafran troops to the Federal troops on 15 January 1970, thus concluding the Nigerian Civil War that sought to tear apart the unity of the nation.

The agitation for a Biafra state is still active. Read more here.

Amotekun: IPOB Will Support Security Outfit With 1m Men – Nnamdi Kanu

The leader of the banned Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu has said the group will support Amotekun with one million men, Concise News reports.

The Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN) codenamed Amotekun was launched in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria, last week Thursday with the Federal Government later declaring it illegal. 

While reacting to the establishment of the security outfit, Kanu in a statement, Thursday, commended governors from the South-West for the move.

According to him, IPOB will back Amotekun to succeed, as he rubbished talks by the Federal Government that the outfit is illegal. Read more here.


And that’s all on the latest Biafra news headlines on Concise News for today. More Biafra and Nigerian news headlines are on this dependable website! Do enjoy the rest of your day.


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