Nigeria’s Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has clarified how he defended himself with the help of police against the attack of members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Madrid, Spain, dismissing claims that he was physically assaulted.
In a statement today, December 7, reacting to the spokesman of IPOB, Emma Powerful, that its members beat him, the minister said that it is not true that members of the proscribed group “beat” (physically assaulted) him.
“As they charged towards and at the minister during the attack, it was apparent that their plan was to “beat” (quoting Emma Powerful) him, hurt him, cause bodily harm or even do worse! But their violent evil plot failed woefully due to the dexterity of Amaechi to resist them, protect and defend himself, and the prompt intervention of the Spanish police who repelled the motley crowd of misguided attackers. Even the video circulated online by the attackers confirmed this much.
“Everyone could clearly hear one of them shouting, “we didn’t get him…” expressing his frustrations of their inability to get and “beat” the Minister.
“The Spanish police in Madrid for their timely intervention to protect Amaechi and their investigation of the attack and attempt on the life of the honourable minister in Spanish territory.
“The honourable minister of Transportation is immensely grateful to all for the out-pour of love, support and prayers. He acknowledges God’s hand in the foiling of the attack and reassures all and sundry that he’s well, unhurt and okay; and will continue to dedicate himself in service to God, Nigeria and humanity.”