The former vice president of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, revealed that he will not try to punish the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) who attacked him in Germany.
Latest Nigeria News had previously reported that Ekweremadu had been attacked by members of the IPOB in Nuremberg, Germany, on Saturday 17 August.
This online news platform includes that Ekweremadu was attacked during the annual cultural festival of the socio-cultural group Ndigbo in the southeast.
Speaking with journalists on his return to Nigeria, the legislator described his assault as an action conducted by some wrong people.
Ekweremadu declared that his attackers were under the influence of alcohol and drugs, adding that he forgave them and went on.
He revealed that the IPOB members had problems with Operation Operation Python Dance, a military operation in the southeast.
“The organisers asked me to come to the venue because the place was already full of guests including the Mayor of the town and the Nigerian Ambassador to Germany and I had to rush there,” Ekweremadu said.
“When I got there, the Ambassador was not there yet but a lot of people had already assembled. I was excited and I alighted from my car to go and say hello to those standing in front of the hall.
“A group of young people with IPOB emblem and shirts were also standing there. One of them then accosted me and said that we didn’t do much when the Federal Government declared Operation Python Dance in the South-East.
“They asked me to address them on the issue right there but I told them that it was part of the issues I would address when I wanted to speak during the programme but they said No!
“They became agitated and started attacking me immediately.”