The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have allegedly provided reasons for their attacks on former Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu in Germany.
In a video which went viral on social media, the Senator was attacked while attending the New Yam Festival in Nuremberg, Germany.
A report which has now been confirmed by Sen. Ike Ekweremadu himself as reported earlier by idonsabi.
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IPOB reacting to the attack said it had ordered its members in 100 countries across the world to attack Igbo members wherever they were seen in any part of the world.
The group also allegedly listed other leaders marked for similar leaders to include Governors Willie Obiano of Anambra State, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia, David Umahi of Ebonyi and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu.
IPOB also placed on notice Ndigbo leaders such as the President-General of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Nnia Nwodo, whom it accused of supporting a military operation in the South-east.
The Federal Government of Nigeria had designated the IPOB group as a terrorist organisation on September 18, 2017 under the Terrorist (Prevention) Act 2013.
The group said in a statement via their spokesman, Emma Powerful that the attack on Ekweremadu was only in obedience to a directive by IPOB’s leader.
The statement reads, “Yesterday, being the 17th day of August 2019 the Nuremberg IPOB family in Germany in keeping with the long-standing directive from our leader to hound all instigators of Operation Python Dance, IPOB is glad to report that Ike Ekweremadu was confronted and duly hounded out of a so-called New Yam Festival event in Germany.
“Despite repeated warnings to the organisers of these jamborees that Enugu, Ebonyi and other parts of Biafraland is under siege by Fulani caliphate and their collaborators within, they went ahead to invite a known traitor, co-conspirator and one of those that worked with Igbo governors to proscribe and tag IPOB a terror organisation while they never raised any voice against murderous Fulani herdsmen.
“This should serve as a warning to Nnia Nwodo, Dave Umahi, Okezie Ikpeazu, Willie Obiano and co that any day we find them in a public event abroad, they will be humiliated. IPOB is strategically located in over 100 countries around the world. Anywhere we find them, they will be dealt with,” said Mr. Emma Powerful.
The Federal Government has described the attack on the former Senate President as am embarrassment to the country amongst other condemnations it has received from other quarters.
The Ohaneze Ndigbo, SouthEast governors Forum and Southeast of the main opposition party, PDP all condemned the attack on Ekweremadu, noting that the Senator had been on the forefront of championing the Igbo cause for emancipation.