Rotimi Amaechi attacked by Nigerians in Spain

Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has been attacked by some Nigerians while on a national assignment in Spain.

The minister tweeted on Friday that he was rescued unhurt by the Spanish police.


He refused to divulge their identity, choosing to call them ‘misguided Nigerians’.

“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 said.

The incident comes nearly four months after former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, was mobbed in Germany by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

Ekweremadu was in the country to give a keynote address at the Second Annual Cultural Festival and Convention organised by Ndi-Igbo Germany in Nuremberg.


The lawmaker was accused by IPOB members of conspiring with the Federal Government to proscribe the group in the South East and the killing of its followers.

IPOB afterwards threatened to attack any southeastern leader who engages on a trip overseas.