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IPOB attack on Ekweremadu an embarrassment to the country —Nigerian govt


Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has described the attack on the former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, in Nuremberg Germany as an embarrassment to the country.

Senator Ekweremadu, who was attending the 2nd Annual Igbo Cultural Festival as a speaker at the event organised by the Ndi-Igbo Germany community, was beaten by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), who invaded the venue.

Dabiri-Erewa, in a statement on Saturday, revealed that some of the culprits involved in the act had been apprehended.

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She called on the German government and law enforcement agencies to ensure that there are consequences for the actions of the culprits.

“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,” she added.

Dabiri-Erewa therefore appealed to Nigerians to be of good behaviour wherever they find themselves “because such incidents tarnish the image of the country.”

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