An Improvised Explosive Device was reportedly thrown into the country home of Ohaneze Ndigbo National President, John Nwodo at Ukehe, Enugu State.
Enugu State Police spokesperson, Ebere Amaraizu who confirmed the incident at the home of the leader of the apex Igbo socio-cultural group in Nigeria, also stated that no lives was lost.
“The State Commissioner of Police immediately raced to the scene of the incident on getting the report; and while there Mr Nwodo, who was not around when the explosion happened, also came in,” Mr Amaraizu said.
Amaraizu further disclosed that the police, has already commenced investigations to unravel the circumstances surrounding the incident. According to him, the explosion caused minor damage to the windows of a smaller building inside the compound.
“The command is on top of the situation and very soon the perpetrators will be arrested as we have commenced investigation into the incident,” he added.
Media Adviser to the President General, Chief Emeka Attamah, who confirmed the attack said that the Enugu State Commissioner of Police, Danmallam Mohammed, accompanied by the Area Commander for Nsukka Police Command and the Divisional Police Officer for Igbo Etiti LGA, were there to inspect the scene of the blast which created a crater in the compound.
Addressing the people who tripped to Chief Nwodo’s home, the Commissioner enjoined them to always be vigilant and to report any strange faces to security operatives.
Danmallam who described Enugu State as very peaceful, wondered why some miscreants would be after the life of Chief Nwodo who he said is only serving his people. He added that what happened was a sign for the need for greater security around him.
The Commissioner ordered that security be beefed up in and around Chief Nwodo’s compound and promised that the perpetrators would soon be identified and brought to justice.
Speaking briefly, Mr Nwodo said the attackers, who threw the explosive device through the fence of his house, are cowards. He said the attack will not deter him from speaking on various issues affecting the country and the Igbos.