Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) on Sunday condemned the attack on Senator Ike Ekweremadu at the 2nd Annual Igbo Cultural Festival held in Nuremberg, Germany.
NiDCOM Chairman AbiKe Dabiri-Erewa described in a statement the incident as “an embarrassment” to the country.
According to reports by local media, Ekweremadu, who was attending as a speaker at the event organized by Nigerian community in Germany, was reportedly beaten up and egged publicly on Saturday.
Dabiri-Erewa said the event was to provide a forum for the diaspora and various stakeholders to network and facilitate a better cooperation between German and Nigerian businesses.
“It is shamefully pathetic that an event…ended up in such a disgraceful manner,” she said.
She disclosed that some of the “culprits” who perpetrated the act had been apprehended.
Dabiri-Erewa called on the German government and law enforcement agencies to ensure that there are consequences for the actions of the culprits.
She also appealed to Nigerians to be of good behavior wherever they find themselves, as such unruly incidents tarnish the image of the country.
Ekweremadu, the former deputy senate president, in a statement on Saturday confirmed that he was physically assaulted by some members of a proscribed Nigerian group in Nuremberg, Germany. Enditem