The minister, who was on national assignment at a climate change event in the city, confirmed the incident on his Twitter page saying, he was attacked by some “misguided Nigerians” outside the conference facility in Madrid. He wrote:
“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 and prayers.”
The IPOB, in a statement last night by its spokesperson, Emma Powerful, claimed responsibility for the attack on the minister.
IPOB said its members beat up Amaechi in respect to an order by its leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
“Yes, IPOB beat Amaechi the Transport Minister base 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 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 to retrace their steps otherwise IPOB in the diaspora will continue to treat their foolishness anywhere around the world.”
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— CrowdailyNG (@Crowdailyng) December 6, 2019