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ATTACK ON EKWEREMADU: Kanu, IPOB, others are not thinking right —Sen Abaribe

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Minority leader of the Senate, Enyinnaya Abaribe, has described those who endorsed the attack on Senator Ike Ekweremadu in Germany, as not thinking right.

According to him, “no right thinking human will identify with such behaviour”.

Recall that Ekweremadu while attending the 2nd Annual Igbo Cultural Festival at an event organised by the Ndi-Igbo Germany community, was harassed, stoned with objects, and forced to flee the venue of the event.

Reacting to the incident, the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) and its leader, Nnamdi Kanu in separate reactions, had given a thumbs up to the attackers.

But Abaribe In a statement on Sunday, condemned the attack, stating that Ekweremadu did not deserve such, after risking his political career to deploy resources to ensure that Kanu regained his freedom.

He lamented, that the incident was sacrilegious and not an agitation in any way.

The statement read: “Obviously this is not how to repay a man, an outstanding leader of men, an unpretentious Igbo leader.

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“He has given his all even going as far as deploying his means to arrange for the bail of Nnamdi Kanu, not minding the repercussions to his political career.

“It is unfortunate. The perpetrators of the attack should know that as Igbo, we respect elders and reverence our leaders.

“The unwarranted attack is not the character of the Igbo.

“It is most worrisome and even inconceivable that the attackers will choose an auspicious occasion where our people are celebrating and showcasing our rich culture to exhibit such unbecoming and condemnable conduct in the name of agitation.

“No, that was not agitation, no right thinking human will identify with such behaviour.

“Yes, Nigeria is going through a horrendous phase, which is a fault line that her leaders, particularly we the Igbo leaders are engaging others to find a lasting solution to.

“Resorting to mob mentality and venting the spleen on our leaders rather creates a vacuum that will leave our people helpless and confused in the circumstance.”

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