The Leaders of Southern and Middle Belt Forum has demanded for thorough investigation into the explosion at the Ukehe country home of the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nnia Nwodo.
The explosion occurred around 5:30 am on Sunday when members of the household were getting ready for the early morning church service.
Reports say an Improvised Explosive Device ,IED, hurled over the fence into Nwodo’s compound causing damage to the windows, the ceiling of one of the houses in the compound and air conditioning units.
Reacting, Southern and Middle Belt leaders in a statement signed by Yinka Odumakin, thanked God that Nwodos did not suffer any loss of life in the alleged terror attack .
The statement said, “Five days before this ungodly attack ,Nwodo was the spokesman of Southern and Middle Belt Forum Leaders at a press conference in Abuja where we bemoaned the harassments that Gen T.Y Danjuma and his community have been subjected to over his call for Nigerians to defend themselves against attacks from terror herdsmen whom he alleged have collusion from security forces and operating unhinged.
“The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum therefore backed the self-defense call as lawful and moral.
“This is why we are demanding a thorough investigation whose report will be made public into the terror attack on Nwodo’s home shortly after this press conference so as to ascertain that there is no cause and effect in this incident .
“We are stiff worried at the intensification of terror in our land but will hold our breath until we have reports of the investigations”.
Story by Julius Eras-Olabowu