The Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has condemned the attack on former Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, by members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Germany.
In a statement by President General of Ohanaeze, Nnia Nwodo, he described the assault on Ekweremadu as a “disgrace to Igbo race”.
He said such attack is “disappointing” and “dangerous” for Igbo solidarity, while calling on law enforcement agencies in Germany to nab the perpetrators of the “despicable act”.
Nwodo noted that Ekweremadu did not deserve such treatment considering he negotiated the sureties for the group leader, Nnamdi Kanu’s release from prison in 2017.
“The assault on Ekweremadu by Igbos in Germany, described as IPOB, is disappointing, grotesque and dangerous for Igbo solidarity,” he said in the statement.
“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,” he added.