Former Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, who was attacked by members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB) in Germany, on Monday explained why he was attacked.
The lawmaker said this while speaking with journalists at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, shortly after he arrived Nigeria.
“I had a feeling that they were under the influence of alcohol and drugs. They did not represent the feelings of our people. I have forgiven them and I have moved on,” the Senator said.
However, he noted that the German authorities were free “to do whatever they want to do about the case.”
According to Ekeweremadu, those IPOB members who attacked him wanted answers on the role he played during the military operation (Operation Python Dance) in the Southeast, which was launched by the FG in reaction to protests by IPOB members.
“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 speak during the programme, but they said No! They became agitated and started attacking me immediately.”