Former senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu was attacked on Saturday in Nuremberg, Germany when he went to attend new yam festival with his Igbo brothers.
Ekweremadu who had served in the Nigerian Senate since 2003 and as senate President for 12years was disgraced by the same people he served in far away Germany.
The former Deputy senate President was being pelted with stones, yam, sticks and water packs in short video clips which had gone viral on the social media.
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He was dressed in Isiagu, a pullover shirt worn by the Ndi-Igbo (Igbo tribe) on special occasions. Ekweremadu was attacked at the venue of the annual New Yam festival at Löwensaal am Tier Garten, Nuremberg, Germany.
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has claimed responsibility of man-handling Ekweremadu and was seen being attacked by some of his members that tore his cloth and dragged him out of the event.
The New yam festival is a age-long festival and is celebrated across Nigeria and the world wherever the Igbo people dwell.
Senator Ekweremadu, was attending the 2nd Annual Igbo Cultural Festival as a speaker and special guest of honour at the event organised by the Ndi-Igbo Germany community
Daily Tells Nigeria recall that Ike Ekweremadu was invited to give a keynote address at the festival which has been celebrated all over the world by Igbos.
This has been the second year he has been invited to celebrate with them in Germany.
The leader of IPOB is yet to come out clean on the shameful behavior of his people.
But, meanwhile this online media can authoritatively report that some Igbos in Germany has condemned that action in totality.
They were heard condemning the assault meted to the former deputy senate president.
Some of their reactions were: “This is wicked; why now? It’s not good.”
Finally, despite the distraction and infractions, the event went on as planned, according to the Nigerian Ambassador to Germany, Yusuf Tugga