By Matthew Denis
The Igbo Community in Kwara State has condemned the attack on the immediate past Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu in Germany on Saturday.
Ekweremadu, was re-elected as Senator for Enugu West in the National Assembly during the last 2019 general elections.
The 64 second video about the attack had gone viral on the social media earlier on Saturday. In the video , Ekweremadu was seen being violently questioned over his alleged conspiracy with the Federal Government to proscribe the IPOB in the South East and killing several of its followers.
Speaking last night, to the President General of Igbo community in Kwara State, Chief Boniface Okeke, described the attack as so unfortunate to their son.
He said, “The truth is that an average Igbo man in Nigeria is bitter with the attack forget about what must have transpired. We condemn the attack totally.
“Those of us in Nigeria may not understand what exactly led to the incident because we were not there. Our people know what happened and reacted in that manner.
“We know that as the Deputy Senate President then, he was very active defending our interest as a good son. I wonder what prompted the action from our people there, whether he made inflammatory statements or whatever reasons.
“Ekweremadu has never been a sold out to our people and he cannot, so I wonder why our people reacted that way. Perhaps, they were wrongly fed about him. But on the face of it now, we must condemn the action.
Meanwhile, Chief Okeke has called on President Buhari to address the lingering issues of insurgency, kidnapping, herdsmen activities among others.
He said “We’re living in a country that Fulani herdsmen have been committing all kinds of atrocities in the country but they have not been proscribed. At least I have read several news concerning killings by Fulani herdsmen and Miyetti Allah will claim they are responsible for it but we are still waiting for the Federal Government to tag them.
“When IPOB came up with their agitation immediately the FG proscribed them, why? That’s marginalisation of our people.”