The Senate President, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, has condemned the attack on former Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, Germany, by some persons claiming to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
He also called for its investigation into the incident.
Recall that Ekweremadu was attacked on Saturday at the venue of the Second Igbo Annual Cultural Festival and Convention organised by Ndi-Igbo in Germany.
He was billed to deliver a lecture.
Lawan, in the statement said “the barbaric attack on Senator Ekweremadu at a forum to which he was invited to contribute to charting a course for the progress and happiness of Ndigbo debases our values as civilised people.”
The statement read in part: “It is incredibly absurd for anybody to blame the distinguished senator for the violent criminal activities in his home base, the purported reason cited by the mob for the bewildering attack.
“Senator Ekweremadu, like all his distinguished colleagues in the Ninth Assembly of the Senate, is concerned about the insecurity and other challenges in that area and other parts of Nigeria.
“Senator Ekweremadu has also been at the forefront of the patriotic efforts to find lasting solutions to the challenges.
“The barbaric attack on Senator Ekweremadu at a forum to which he was invited to contribute to charting a course for the progress and happiness of Ndigbo debases our values as civilised people.
“It is most reprehensible and should be condemned by all right-thinking Nigerians.
“I urge the German authorities to identify those involved in the despicable act so that the law can take its course against them.”
The Senate President enjoined Ekweremadu not to be deterred by the incident, but to take it as part of the sacrifice of leadership even as he advised the youths to ventilate their grievances using means prescribed by the law and recommended by reason and democratic ethos.