The country home of the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia John Nwodo at Ukehe in Enugu State has been bombed.
An Improvised Explosive Device was thrown into his house by unknown persons from outside his compound, a source told The Sun.
The explosion reportedly damaged part of the building. The ceiling and windows were also said to have been shattered.
The Enugu State Police confirmed that the blast emanated from an Improvised Explosive Device, IED, which was thrown into his house by unknown persons from outside his compound.
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 told 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.
Mr. Nwodo expressed surprise that anybody would be after his life. However he said the incident would not deter him from leading his people.