Former Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has revealed that he will not be seeking punishment for members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) that attacked him in Germany.
Naija News had reported earlier that Ekweremadu was attacked by the IPOB members in Nuremberg, Germany on Saturday, August 17.
This online news platform understands that Ekweremadu was attacked during the annual cultural festival of the Ndigbo, apex social-cultural group in the south-east.
Speaking with newsmen upon his return to Nigeria, the lawmaker described his assault as an action carried out by a few misguided individuals.
Ekweremadu stated that his attackers were under the influence of alcohol and drugs, adding that he has forgiven them and moved on.
He revealed that the IPOB members had issues with the handling of the Operation Python Dance, a military operation in the South-East.
“The organisers asked me to come to the venue because the place was already full of guests including the Mayor of the town and the Nigerian Ambassador to Germany and I had to rush there,” Ekweremadu said.
“When I got there, the Ambassador was not there yet but a lot of people had already assembled. I was excited and I alighted from my car to go and say hello to those standing in front of the hall.
“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 wanted to speak during the programme but they said No!
“They became agitated and started attacking me immediately.”