IPOB Members Attack Ekweremadu in Germany

The former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, is reported to have escaped being lynched by in Nürnberg, Germany.

Members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Germany were said to have been responsible for the action on Saturday.

It was reported that Ekweremadu, who represents, Enugu West, in the Senate was at Nürnberg for New Yam festival in the German city.

Radio Biafra wrote: “Senator Ike Ekweremadu escaped being lynched by frustrated IPOB family members in Germany. He was seriously questioned and accused of conspiring with Nigerian government in proscribing and killing of hundreds of unarmed IPOB family members in Nigeria.”

In one of the videos on the Facebook page, Police were called to restore order to the situation.

Meanwhile, the Igbo apex socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, has condemned the attack on the former Senate Deputy President.

Ohanaeze called on the German law enforcement agencies to bring the perpetrators to justice. It  described the assault on Senator Ekweremadu as a disgrace.

A statement by Chief Nnia Nwodo, President General of Ohanaeze said: “The assault on Ekweremadu by Igbos in Germany, described as IPOB, is disappointing, grotesque and dangerous for Igbo solidarity.

“This violent, rude, impertinent, divisive and discourteous style of IPOB or IPOB-instigated miscreants is damaging to our cause. It strengthens the case of those who describe them as terrorists and weaken our case against the infringement of our fundamental human rights.”

“Ekweremadu negotiated the sureties and securities for Nnamdi Kanu’s release on bail. He does not deserve this picketing and disgrace. A disgrace to him is a disgrace to Igbo race.

“Whilst I condemn the attack on our revered son and leader, I call on the law enforcement agencies in Germany to bring to book the perpetrators of this despicable act. It is un-Igbo. It is disgraceful.”

Author: News Editor

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