Hearing on the suits open today at the Federal High Court of Nigeria in the Owerri Judicial Division. Owerri is the capital city of Imo State, one of the states in South-Eastern Nigeria.
The organization, Bilie Human Rights Initiative with headquarters in Owerri, claims in its membership form obtained by chidi opara reports to be "a human rights organization advocating for the rights of the indegenous people of Biafra by the rule of law".
It claims further to be "registered by the United Nations and the Federal Government of Nigeria to advocate for the rights of the indigenous peoples which includes their right of self-determination and the control of their natural resources under the United Nations charter and the African charter on human and peoples rights".
Secretary-general of Bilie Human Rights Initiative, Mr. Eddy Anyanwu told chidi opara reports on phone earlier today that "there would be a world news conference later today".