The aide to President Muhammadu Buhari on social media, Lauretta Onochie, has said that due failed promise of breaking up the country to some Nigerians have become endangered species. Onochie was reacting to the attack in Germany on the former deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, by members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Legit.ng recalls that Ekweremadu was attacked by a mob in Nuremberg, Germany, on Saturday, August 17, when he attempted to enter the venue of an event he was invited to deliver a speech.
Reacting to the attack, Onochie said: “Some people have become endangered species for the failed promise of breaking up Nigeria. Another evidence that Nigeria, is safer than elsewhere for some people. “A few days ago, we heard from Elzakzaky what we already knew, that Nigeria is better than some places.”
Legit.ng previously reported that The Progressive Students Movement, on Sunday, the pan-African students’ movement, condemned Senator Ike Ekweremadu attack by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Germany. The members of IPOB has been called upon by PSM to tender an unreserved apology for the global embarrassment the incident caused Ekweremadu and the entire country.
Bestman Okereafor, the president of PSM in Nigeria, in a statement made available to in Enugu. Okereafor said: “The attention of PSM has been drawn to an unfortunate and embarrassing attack on a distinguished senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in faraway Germany by members of the proscribed IPOB.
“Information at our disposal reveals that distinguished Senator Ekweremadu had honoured the Second Annual Cultural Festival and Convention organised by Ndi-Igbo Germany in Nuremberg on Saturday only to get attacked by some unpatriotic Nigerians residing in Germany. “PSM considers the attack on Sen. Ekweremadu in Germany as a global embarrassment to our beloved country.
“It is however on record and worthy of note that Senator Ekweremadu remains a leading figure among a few other Igbo senators who have consistently spoken against the unfortunate killings and kidnappings in Nigeria as a whole.”