The Enugu residence of the president-general, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, was yesterday bombed by unknown gunmen.
A statement by Nwodo’s media aide, Chief Emeka Attamah, said the explosion took place yesterday, April 29. According to him, a cursory look by the Police Bomb Disposal Unit suggested it was an improvised explosive device (IED) that was hurled over the fence into the compound, causing extensive damage to the windows, the ceiling of one of the houses in the compound and an air-conditioning unit.
The commissioner of police in the state, Danmallam Mohammed, accompanied by the area commander for Nsukka and the divisional police officer for Igbo Etiti LGA, inspected the scene of the blast, which created a crater in the compound.
Addressing the residents of Ukehe, who trooped to Nwodo’s home, the police commissioner enjoined them to always be vigilant and to report any strange faces to security operatives.
Describing Enugu State as very peaceful, Danmallam wondered why some miscreants would be after the life of Nwodo, who he said was only serving his people, adding that what happened called for greater security around him.
He ordered that security should be beefed up in and around Nwodo’s compound and promised that the perpetrators would soon be identified and brought to justice.