The Ohanaeze Ndigbo has condemned the attack on the immediate past Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu, by suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Nuremberg, Germany.
Naija News understands that Ekweremadu was attacked during the annual cultural festival of the Ndigbo, apex social-cultural group in the south-east.
In a statement on Saturday, Ohanaeze President-General, Chief John Nnia Nwodo described it as disappointing.
He described the attack on Ekweremadu as disgraceful and a disgrace to the Igbo race.
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 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.”