Ohanaeze Ndigbo UK has described the attack on former Deputy President of the Senate Ike Ekweremadu in Nuremberg, Germany, by members of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), as a taboo.
Some IPOB members attacked Ekweremadu on Saturday the place he was a particular visitor on the second annual Igbo Cultural Festival in Nuremberg, Germany.
Dr Nnanna Igwe , the President of Ohaneze Ndigbo, UK, condemned the attack in an announcement issued in London on Sunday.
The group described the attack as stunning and sordid and added that it was disappointing that the group claimed duty for the act.
“This act is completely and wholesomely condemnable and has no place in a democratic and civilised society.
“Sen. Ekweremadu has been a accountable chief and powerful voice for Ndigbo in Nigeria; he helped negotiate the bail of Nnamdi Kanu and secured his freedom.
“The Cultural Festival in Germany by Ndigbo was a possibility to showcase Igbo greatness by way of our noble tradition and custom worthy of emulation.
“The disruption of the cultural fiesta, the altercation and related pandemonium are taboo to Ndigbo and offered Ndigbo in unhealthy gentle and damaging blow to Igbo picture internationally.
”This uncivilised motion portrayed us as miscreants, barbaric and violent individuals,” Igwe mentioned.
He referred to as on Igbo worldwide to all the time use dialogue in resolving disputes or variations, noting that additional risk on Igbo Leaders by IPOB was unacceptable and must be deserted forthwith.
Igwe additional urged Ndigbo to embrace peace, unity, love, dialogue, diplomacy and respect for each other, particularly right now the Igbo confronted uncommon collective challenges as a individuals
He referred to as for the prosecution of the perpetrators of the attack to function deterrent to others who may want to bask in such act sooner or later.
The President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, John Nnia Nwodo, had criticised IPOB over the attack saying “the attack strengthens the case of those who describe them as terrorists.”
He described the assault on Ekweremadu as disappointing, grotesque and harmful for Igbo solidarity.
Other members of the society, together with the President of the Senate Sen. Ahmad Lawan, and South East Governors’ Forum, have condemned the attack.