Members of the indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) in Trans-Ekulu Enugu state as they begins trading with Biafra currencies. Nnamdi Kanu hails IPOB for their doggedness
Newsmaster News crew learnt that the currency spent in the defunct Republic of Biafraduring the Nigerian civil war (1967-70), Biafran Pound, has surreptitiously crept into the currency market, serving as the legal tender in some communities along the West African coast.
Newsmaster News gathered that the money is being spent in the border town between Togo and Republic of Benin, while some currency hawkers also exchange it for the naira and other currencies in the border town between Ghana and Togo.
Its back has the coat of arms of the republic with the inscription: “peace, unity and freedom.What is, however, baffling about the currency is that it has more value than the Nigerian naira and it is openly accepted as a legal tender in the affected communities.
The practical trading of the currency had since got the polity Divided with diverse opinion.