Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has condemned the violent attack on former Deputy President of the Senate in the eighth senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, by some members of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra.
The attack took place in Nuremberg, Germany.
Omo-Agege said this in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Yomi Odunuga, in Abuja on Sunday.
He said the dastardly act was not only an exportation of irrationality, but also an international affront against the image of the Igbo and Nigeria in general.
He expressed shock over the undeserved assault and called on law enforcement agencies in Germany to investigate and bring to book the perpetrators of the attack.
He said: “Senator Ekweremadu honoured the invitation of patriotic Igbo in Germany who wanted him to deliver a keynote address at the event organised to commemorate the new yam festival.
“But some aggressively discourteous elements hijacked the effort to perpetrate a disgraceful assault that sought to deepen the portrayal of members of the IPOB as enemies of democratic norms and values.
“What they did is not only a violent assault against the good image of the Igbo race across the world; it is also an aggressive attack against the traditional norms of a people known to be hardworking and respectful of meaningful contributions by leaders such as Senator Ekweremadu.
“Such disappointing physical abuse also grossly disregarded Ekweremadu’s democratic antecedents and his long-standing commitment to the cause of his people.
“Such criminal attack, along with other anti-social attempt to accuse, condemn and lynch anyone remains utterly condemnable and illegal.”
Omo -Agege said it was notwithstanding whether the attack took place on Nigerian or foreign soil, it was the “easiest invitation to anomie.”