Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has condemned the attack on the former Deputy President of the Senate Ike Ekweremadu by persons suspected to be members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB) in Germany.
The pan Igbo organisation described the attack as “shameful and disgraceful,” calling on the German law enforcement agencies to bring the perpetrators to justice.
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.”
In a related development, chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission has condemned in its entirety, the attack on the former deputy senate president and current serving senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Senator Ike Ekweremadu at the 2nd Annual Igbo Cultural Festival held in Nuremberg, Germany.
The Commission also said, that It is “pathetic that an event which was nobly put together by the Ndi-Igbo
community in Germany whose members make up the majority of Nigerians living in Germany,
to amongst other things provide a forum for the Diasporans and various stakeholders to
network and to facilitate a better cooperation between German and Nigerian businesses, ended up in such a disgraceful manner.”