The claim by the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, that he was attacked in Madrid, Spain, by some “misguided” Nigerians has been confirmed by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The group said its members in Madrid beat up the minister in Spain on the order of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
Amaechi had in a Twitter message on Friday said he was attacked by some “misguided” Nigerians in Madrid.
Confirming the attack in a statement later on Friday and signed by IPOB’s spokesperson, Emma Powerful, the group said:
“Yes, IPOB beat Amaechi the Transport Minister base(d) 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 Chibuike Amaechi in Spain.
“The order was there before the attack on former Deputy Senate President Dr Ike Ekweremadu in Nuremberg, Germany.
” IPOB is warming all those corrupt politicians who brought hardship to the people that we are waiting for them anywhere we meet or see them.
“We ask to retrace their steps otherwise IPOB in the diaspora will continue to treat their foolishness anywhere around the world.”
IPOB has since been proscribed by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Nigerian Government.