Suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have attacked Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transportation, in Madrid, Spain.
The attack took place on Friday, while he was on a “national assignment”.
In a message shared on his Twitter handle, Amaechi said the attackers were repelled by the Spanish police.
“Some minutes ago, I was attacked by a few misguided Nigerians while on national assignment at a climate change event in Madrid, Spain,” he said.
“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 & prayers.”
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 & prayers.1,6804:20 PM – Dec 6, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy1,783 people are talking about this
Emma Powerful, IPOB spokesman, could not initially confirm the incident and promised to get back to TheCable on what happened.
“Let me talk to our people in Spain and get back to you,” he said, before adding that some politicians seem to be against the interest of the Igbo “must be brought down”.
He has since confirmed the incident .
The attack comes about four months after the group attacked Ike Ekweremadu, former deputy senate president, in Nuremberg, Germany.
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.