Rotimi Amaechi has announced a physical attack on him by some people he described as “misguided Nigerians.”
The Nigerian transport minister said he was on a climate change summit in Spain when some violent Nigerians charged at him.
He said the attackers were summarily restrained by the police in Madrid, leaving him unscathed.
“Some minutes ago, I was attacked by a few misguided Nigerians while on national assignment at a climate change event in Madrid, Spain,” Mr Amaechi said on Twitter Friday evening. “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.”