The National Chairman of the United Progressive Party, UPP, Chief Chekwas Okorie, has described the bomb attack on the home of the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo as highly provocative.
He said the party received the news of the “cowardly” act with ”shock and anger.”
In a statement on Monday, Okorie said some terrorists from outside Igboland must have carried out the attack on the Igbo leader.
According to him, ”This is a highly provocative and cowardly act. It is public knowledge that Chief Nwodo has recently been a victim of unprovoked verbal attack and threats from certain quarters for reasons of his principled stand on issues in the line of duty as the President General of Ohanaeze.
“It is also not unlikely that some terrorist organisations from outside Igbo land may be behind this dastardly act with a view to provoking Ndigbo to take precipitate action.
“We call on the Police, DSS and all relevant security agencies to spread out their dragnet to track down and bring to justice the culprits and their sponsors.
“We urge Chief Nnia Nwodo to remain strong, resolute and committed to his patriotic leadership of Ndigbo at this trying time.
“We assure him and the entire leadership of Ohanaeze of our solidarity and prayers.”