👤 By Abdul Tukur DENISAURUS News
Rotimi Amaechi, a former Governor of Rivers state and current Minister of Transportation, was attacked by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, in Spain, the spokesperson of the group has confirmed.
Emma Powerful, IPOB’s spokesperson said “yes” it was them who attacked the Nigerian Minister.
The group which is proscribed in Nigeria, decided to beat Mr Amaechi, who was appointed as Minister of Transportation in 2015, “based on the standing order given by our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, to reprimand those politicians who think they have arrived.”
Mr Powerful made this known in a statement shared with the press. He noted that “IPOB Spain, precisely, Madrid beat minister of transport Dr Chibuike Amaechi in Spain.”
The confirmation comes hours after Mr Amacehi, had gone on twitter to inform his followers of an attack that took place on him.
“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.
But Mr Powerful says that the attack will continue and other Nigerian leaders who travel abroad will be targeted.
He said: “IPOB Spain, precisely, Madrid beat minister of transport Dr Chibuike Amaechi in Spain. The order was there before the attack on former deputy Senate President Dr Ike Ekweremadu in Nuremberg Germany.
“IPOB is warning all those corrupt politicians who brought hardship to the people that we are waiting for them anywhere we meet or see them.
“We are telling the whole world why they must be dealt with because they are not sincere to the people to the suffering citizens.
“We ask them to retrace their steps, otherwise IPOB in the diaspora will continue to treat their foolishness anywhere around the world,” Powerful added.