Nigeria’s minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi was attacked in Spain, Madrid on Friday by IPOB members.
The minister of transportation who was in Spain for a climate change event said the “misguided” Nigerians attacked him but were quickly repelled by the Spanish policemen before they could inflict any harm on him.
Amaechi posted on his twitter account; “Some minutes ago, I was attacked by a few misguided Nigerians while on national assignment at a climate change event in Madrid, Spain. They were quickly repelled by the Spanish police before they could do any harm. I am fine. I was not hurt. Thanks for your support and prayers.”
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has however confirmed that its members were behind the attack and that more politicians should be prepared to be attacked as such.
This event is akin to that of the former deputy senate president, Ekweremadu who was attacked by the IPOB members in Germany.
The group claimed the attack on the minister by its members in Spain, was based on the standing order given by its leader Nnamdi Kanu, that some identified politicians, causing pains for the masses should be assaulted anywhere they are seen around the world.
IPOB statement released to the media by its spokesman, Emma Powerful reads in part “the order to assault and manhandle Nigerian Politicians has been given even before the attack on former deputy Senate President Dr Ike Ekweremadu in Nuremberg Germany”
“IPOB Spain branch, precisely Madrid beat Minister of Transport Mr Chibuike Amaechi in Spain. The order was there before the attack on former deputy Senate President Dr Ike Ekweremadu in Nuremberg Germany.
“IPOB is, therefore, warning all those corrupt politicians who brought hardship to the people that we are waiting for them anywhere we meet or see them.
“We are telling the whole world why they must be dealt with because they are not sincere to the people, to the suffering citizens who are at the receiving end of their misrule and corrupt practices.
“We are asking them to retrace their steps, otherwise, IPOB in the Diaspora will continue to treat their foolishness with beating anywhere they are found around the world.”
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