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It’s a national embarrassment – FG reacts to attack on Ekweremadu

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Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chairman of Nigerians In Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), has described the attack on Ike Ekweremadu in Germany as a national embarrassment.

Ekweremadu, a former deputy senate president, was on Saturday attacked at the second annual Igbo Cultural Festival held in Nuremberg, Germany.

He physically assaulted by some members of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB).

In a statement, Dabiri-Erewa said, “It is also shamefully pathetic that an event, which was nobly put together by the Ndi-Igbo community whose members make up the majority of Nigerians living in Germany, ended up in such a disgraceful manner,” she said.

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Dabiri-Erewa noted that the event was to provide a forum for the diasporans and various stakeholders to network and facilitate a better cooperation between German and Nigerian businesses.

She disclosed that some of the culprits who perpetrated the act had been apprehended.

Dabiri-Erewa called on the German government and law enforcement agencies to ensure that there are consequences for the actions of the culprits.

She also cautioned Nigerians against ignoble behaviours that could tarnish the image of the country.

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