The Igbo apex socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has described Saturday’s attack on former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, by suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a disgrace to Igbo race.
Ekweremadu, who attended the Second Annual Cultural Festival and Convention of the Ndi-Igbo Germany in Nurnberg, had suffered humiliation at the hands of the IPOB members.
The Senator, who currently represents Enugu West in the 9th Senate, had to be whisked away from the venue after members of the Biafra group violently attacked him and threw different objects at him.
The Ohanaeze, in its reaction, berated the group while also calling on the German law enforcement agencies to bring the culprits to book.
“The assault on Ekweremadu by Igbos in Germany, described as IPOB, is disappointing, grotesque and dangerous for Igbo solidarity,” read a statement signed by the President General of Ohanaeze, Chief Nnia Nwodo.
“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,” said Nwodo.