The Indigeneous People of Biafra (IPOB), has claimed that the members were responsible for the attack in Madrid, Spain on the Transportation Minister, Rotimi Amaechi. A a report by Thecable, online news portal, the spokeperson for the group, Emma Powerful, confirmed that the attack, which the minister said was by hoodlums, was actually carried out by their members in Spain.
Amaechi had yesterday made the attack on his person known himself on his Twitter handle when he confirmed the attack, which was akin to that of the former Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, in Germany.
Amaechi tweeted: “Some minutes ago, I was attacked by a few misguided Nigerians while on national assignment at a climate change event in Madrid, Spain. They were quickly repelled by the Spanish police before they could do any harm. I am fine. I was not hurt.
Thanks for your support and prayers.” At the time, Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB leader, described the attack as targeting “those engaged in selling (Igbo) collective interest to Fulani caliphate”.
Kanu left the country after security agencies stormed his father’s house in Abia state during a military exercise. He had been granted bail in the course of his trial before an Abuja court, but the judge revoked the bail after he failed to show up in court. According to Thecable, an online news portal, the spokesperson for the Indigeneous People of Biafra (IPOB), Emma Powerful, confirmed that the attack, which the minister said was by hoodlums, was actually carried out by their members in Spain.