Nwodo’s residence attacked, police step up investigation

Nwodo: Residence attacked

The house of Chief John Nwodo, President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, was on Sunday hit by an explosion, prompting intense investigation by the police.

The explosion is believed to have been caused by an improvised explosive device.

According to reports, some unidentified person threw the explosive device into the building at Ukehe, in Igboetiti Local Government Area of Enugu State.

The police in the state have confirmed the attack and noted that no life was lost in the incident.

The Enugu State Command Commissioner of Police, Mr. Danmallam Mohammed, promised to unmask those behind the attack.

The police spokesperson, Ebere Amarizu, said the police promised to be more vigilant and security conscious and also partner other security agencies to ensure that there is no repeat of such an incident.

Nwodo who met the Commissioner of Police at the scene, commended the police on prompt arrival at the scene in order to have on the spot assessment of the incident.


The operatives of the Explosive Ordinance Department (EOD) of the state command has already moved into the scene where they have collected some of the samples from the debris of the explosion for proper analysis and classifications.

Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for investigation into the explosion.

The National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, condemned the attack and described the action of the arsonists as callous, horrendous and wicked.

“Party invites security agencies to unravel the identities of the masked characters behind the dastardly act.

“All our security agencies must swing into action and arrest the culprits to serve as deterrent to others.’’

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