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.
PREMIUM TIMES reported how Mr Amaechi had confirmed the attack through his Twitter handle.
The minister, however, noted that the police stepped in to prevent the attackers from injuring him.
He was in the country for a climate change summit.
His attack comes weeks after a former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, was attacked in Germany by members of…