Nigerian authorities condemn attack on Senator Ekweremadu in Germany

Rahila Lassa, Abuja

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The Nigerian authorities have condemned an attack on its former Deputy Senate President and serving Senator, Ike Ekweremadu at the 2nd Annual Igbo Cultural Festival held in Nuremberg, Germany.

The Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM, Abike Dabiri-Erewa said the attack on the Senator happened as he was attending the event as a speaker and special guest of honor, organized by the Ndi-igbo Germany community.

She described the incident as an embarrassment to the country.

“According to reliable sources, some of the culprits who perpetrated the act have been apprehended and we call on the German government and law enforcement agencies to ensure that there are consequences for their actions.

” 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 better cooperation between German and Nigerian businesses, ended up in such a disgraceful manner,” she lamented.

“We appeal to Nigerians to be of good behavior wherever they find themselves because such incidents tarnish the image of the country,” she added.

The Senator was reportedly manhandled at the event.