Ike Ekweremadu escapes lynching in Germany by IPOB
The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra on Saturday said that the former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu escaped being lynched by its members in Nürnberg, Germany.
IPOB shared a video of the moment on its Facebook page, Radio Biafra.
It was reported that Ekweremadu, who represents Enugu West in the Senate was at Nürnberg for the New Yam festival in the German city.
Radio Biafra wrote, “Senator Ike Ekwere Mmadu escaped being lynched by frustrated IPOB family members in Germany. He was seriously questioned and accused of conspiring with Nigeria government in proscribing and killing of hundreds of unarmed IPOB family members in Nigeria.”
In one of the videos on the Facebook page, Police were called to restore order to the situation.
As of the time of filing this report, there had been no reaction from Ekweremadu’s camp.
Meanwhile, the Igbo apex socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has condemned the attack on the former Deputy President of the Senate.
Ohanaeze called on the German law enforcement agencies to bring the perpetrators to justice.
It described the assault on Senator Ekweremadu as a disgrace.
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.”