The proscribed secessionist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has confirmed being responsible for the attack on Nigeria’s transport minister, Rotimi Amaechi, earlier today in Madrid, Spain.
The group’s spokesman, Emma Powerful, who claimed responsibility in a statement issued on the incident, noted that its ‘branch’ in Spain followed an order by its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, to “attack Nigerian leaders anywhere they are seen”.
Mr Amaechi confirmed the attack through his Twitter handle, he however, noted that the police stepped in to prevent the attackers from injuring him.
He was in the country for a climate change summit.
His attack follows a similar one on a former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, in Germany by members of the group, some weeks back. Authoritative source s confirm that no arrests were made.
According to him, “Yes, IPOB beat Amaechi, the transport minister, based on the standing order given by our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, to reprimand those politicians who think they have arrived.
“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.”
He warned that the group will carry out more attacks on “corrupt politicians for bringing untold hardship to the people”.
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