The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on Friday, disclosed that some Nigerians suspected to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) attacked him in Madrid, Spain, at a climate change summit.
The former Rivers State governor tweeted via his handle, @ChibuikeAmaechi, that the Spanish police repelled the attackers before they could do any harm.
“Some minutes ago, I was attacked by a few misguided Nigerians while on national assignment at a climate change event in Madrid, Spain.
“They were quickly repelled by the Spanish police before they could do any harm. I am fine. I was not hurt. Thanks for your support & prayers,” he tweeted.
Members of the secessionist group have since claimed responsibility for the attack, stating that they were following an order by their leader, Nnamdi Kanu, to “attack Nigerian leaders anywhere they are seen.”
This is coming barely a few months after the immediate past Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, was attacked in Germany by the group.