Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has described the attack on former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, by IPOB members as an eye-opener and clear signal to every political leader in southern Nigeria.
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) had on Saturday posted and shared a video on its Facebook page, Radio Biafra, which showed its members attacking Ekweremadu, when he visited Germany.
The senator, who currently represents Enugu West had also in a statement by his Media Assistant, Uche Anichukwu, in Abuja, confirmed the attack.
According to the statement, Ekweremadu was attacked when he attended the Second Annual Cultural Festival and Convention organised by Ndi-Igbo Germany in Nurnberg.
Reacting in a post on his Twitter handle, Fani-Kayode said that the attack on the senator showed an expression of anger by the people of southern Nigeria.
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“What happened to my friend and brother Sen. Ike Ekweremadu in Nuremberg, Germany at the hands of IPOB is an eye-opener and clear signal to every political leader in southern Nigeria!The people of the south are getting angry and you either stand up and defend them or stand aside!” the former minister said.
IPOB, an eastern Nigerian group clamouring for the independence of the region, has since been proscribed by the Nigerian Government.