The apex Igbo Socio-cultural association, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has condemned Saturday’s attack on a former deputy president of the Senate, Dr. Ike Ekweremadu in Germany by members of the Indigenous Peoples Of Biafra (IPOB).
In a statement issued by the president-general of the association, chief Nnia Nwodo described the attack as disgraceful and dangerous.
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“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.”
Ekweremadu was billed to deliver keynote address at the Second Annual Cultural Festival and Convention organised by Ohaneze ndigbo in Nuremberg when he was attacked by some aggrieved IPOB members.