IPOB claims responsibility for attack on Amaechi in Spain
The proscribed secessionist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has claimed responsibility for the attack on Nigeria’s transport minister, Rotimi Amaechi, earlier today in Madrid, Spain.
The group said its ‘branch’ in Spain followed an order by its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, to “attack Nigerian leaders anywhere they are seen”.
The group’s spokesman, Emma Powerful, stated this in a statement issued on the incident.
Powerful said the order to attack Nigerian leaders was made before the attack on Mr Ekweremadu.
“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”.
“IPOB is warning all those corrupt politicians who brought hardship to the people that we are waiting for them anywhere we meet or see them. We are telling the whole world why they must be dealt with because they are not sincere to the people to the suffering citizens.
“We ask them to retrace their steps, otherwise IPOB in the diaspora will continue to treat their foolishness anywhere around the world,” Powerful added.