In a video obtained by SaharaReporters, the group warned the Nigerian government under President Muhammadu Buhari to desist from killing or further arresting its members and citizens as it reeled out names of its leader currently in detention.
The video shows the armed fighters of the BNG in a forest believed to be in the South-East.
The group said its defence headquarters is in Nsukka in Enugu State.
Also, one of the commanders who was captured in the video said the group had just embarked on a mission to arrest the Abia State Commissioner of Police, Jane Agbede.
A member of the group was heard saying, “This is the BNG, Biafran nation, coming from their mission. Today is 13th December 2021, these are men ready to defend their motherland at all cost, the first defence movement. Welcome back, gallant soldiers, the mission went successfully. We are ready to defend Biafraland by all means.”
A Commander of the group said in the video, ”Friends and lovers of freedom all over the world. This is the 13th of December, 2021. We went on a mission yesterday, me and my soldiers from our defence headquarters here in Nsukka to Umuahia. We went to trigger our self-defence.
“We have started to defend our nation which we have redeclared, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu must be released, the Federal Government be warned. Mazi Ben Onwuka must be released, Federal Government, be warned. Mazi Chukwuemeka must be released. We know we can be heard loud and clear. Biafra is our right.
“These are our Biafran vehicles. We are the Biafran Army. Biafrans all over the world, we are the Biafran Army.”