The Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri- Eriwa, has condemned the attack on the former Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, by members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB in Germany.
Senator Ike Ekweremadu was physically assaulted by some IPOB members, in Nuremberg, Germany, on Saturday.
In a statement shared on Dabiri-Eriwa’s official twitter handle, @abikedabiri described the incident as a disgrace and a shameful act.
According to her, the Senator was attending the 2nd Annual Igbo Cultural Festival in Nuremberg as a speaker/special guest of honour when he was reportedly beaten up.
“The incident is an embarrassment to the country,” she said.
Dabiri-Eriwa stated that some of the culprits who perpetrated the act had been apprehended and called on the German government to ensure they faced the consequences of their actions.
The tweet read, “I condemn in its entirety the attack on former DSP Ike Ekeremadu at an event in Nuremberg, Germany, nobly put together by Ndi Igbo Germany. where he was attacked. I hope the culprits, some of whom have been arrested, will face consequences for their shamefully pathetic actions.”
She called on Nigerians to be of good behaviour wherever they find themselves because such incidents tarnish the image of the country.
Also, the Igbo apex socio-cultural organization, Ohaneze Ndigbo also condemned the attack and expressed shock over the incident and asked Germany law enforcement agency to fish out the perpetrators.
A statement by the president-general of Ohaneze Ndigbo worldwide, Dr Nnia Nwodo, described the action as ‘un-Igbo’ and lamented that Ekweremadu who had always been in the forefront of fighting Igbo cause did not deserve the kind of treatment meted out to him by the pro-Biafra agitators.
He 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 weakens our case against the infringement of our fundamental human rights.