Abike Dabiri-Erewa condemns Ekweremadu’s Germany attack

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The Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has condemned entirely, the attack on the former deputy senate president, Senator Ike Ekweremadu at the 2nd Annual Igbo Cultural Festival held in Nuremberg, Germany.

Her statement, late on Saturday, follows the emergence of a viral video of an attack on the 57-year-old Senator, who was attending as a speaker and special guest of honour at the event organised by the Ndi-igbo Germany community.

Dabiri-Erewa said “the incident is an embarrassment to the country.”

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Stating that reliable sources have said some of those who carried out the attack have been apprehended, Dabiri-Erewa demanded action.

“We call on the German government and law enforcement agencies to ensure that there are consequences for their actions,” she said.

“It is also shamefully pathetic that an event which was nobly put together by the Ndi-Igbo community in Germany, whose members make up the majority of Nigerians living in Germany, to amongst other things provide a forum for the Diasporans and various stakeholders to network and to facilitate a better cooperation between German and Nigerian businesses, ended up in such a disgraceful manner.”

She called on Nigerians to be of good behavior wherever they find themselves because such incidents tarnish the image of the country.

Yetunde Adegoke

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