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Presidency Speaks On IPOB’s Attack On Ekweremadu

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The Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission and Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has condemned the attack on Senator Ike Ekweremadu.

Naija News understands that Ekweremadu was attacked during the annual cultural festival of the Ndigbo, apex social-cultural group in the south-east held in Nuremberg, Germany.

Senator Ekweremadu, who was attending as a speaker and special guest of honour at the event organised by the Ndi-Igbo Germany community was reportedly beaten up by suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

Reacting in a statement on Saturday, Dabiri-Erewa disclosed that some of the culprits who perpetrated the act had been apprehended.

She also called on the German government and law enforcement agencies to ensure they faced the consequences of their actions.

According to her, “It is also shamefully 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.”

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and a Deputy Editor at Naija News.