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I have forgiven IPOB members, Ekweremadu declares

“A group of young people with IPOB emblem and shirts were also standing there. One of them then accosted me and said that we didn’t do much when the Federal Government declared Operation Python Dance in the South-East.

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A breath of relief as Ike Ekweremadu, the former Deputy Senate President, on Monday said he has forgiven members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, who attacked him in Germany.

At the point of his arrival at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on Monday, Ekweremadu said those who attacked him were drunk.

“I had a feeling that they were under the influence of alcohol and drugs. They did not represent the feelings of our people. I have forgiven them and I have moved on,” the Senator said.

He noted that the German government can go ahead to do whatever they like with the case.

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He further stressed that IPOB members attacked because they needed to know role Operation Python Dance, (The military exercise conducted in Afara-Ukwu Community) in the Southeast.

He said he went to greet people at the venue when he was approached.

“A group of young people with IPOB emblem and shirts were also standing there. One of them then accosted me and said that we didn’t do much when the Federal Government declared Operation Python Dance in the South-East.

“They asked me to address them on the issue right there but I told them that it was part of the issues I would address when I speak during the programme, but they said No! They became agitated and started attacking me immediately.”

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