Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki has reacted to the attack on his erstwhile deputy, Ike Ekweremadu in Nurenberg, Germany by some members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
Ekweremadu was to give a keynote address at the Second Igbo Annual Cultural Festival and Convention organised by Ndi-Igbo Germany in that city when a mob, which identified itself as IPOB members, invaded the venue to attack him.
Reacting in a post on his Twitter page, Saraki expressed sadness over the attack on Ekweremadu.
He, however disclosed that Ekweremadu is doing well as he spoke with him on phone after the incident.
Saraki wrote: “I spoke with my brother and friend, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu yesterday after hearing about the unfortunate incident in Germany and I thank God that he is fine and very well.
“I remember that on Thursday before departing Nigeria he visited me and I could see the enthusiasm, excitement and passion with which he looked forward to meeting Nigerians in Nuremberg at the 2nd Annual Cultural Festival, particularly after attending a very successful 1 earlier in US.
“The Nuremberg incident was highly unfortunate and Nigerians at home and in the diaspora need to avoid this kind of unnecessary distraction.
“This is a time we all have to work together to foster unity and peace in our country. I am happy Ike remains unshaking and solid in his belief about a united, strong and prosperous Nigeria.”