Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum (SMBLF), has demanded for an inquiry and full investigation into the throwing of explosive into the Ukehe country home of the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, John Nnia Nwodo on Sunday, with a view to unravel those behind the bombing.
In a statement by Yinka Odumakin, the Southern and Middle Belt leaders called on the security operatives in the country to unearth the masterminds.
The group stated, “The Leaders of Southern and Middle Belt Forum have received the initial reports of a bomb explosion that occurred at the Ukehe country home of the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nnia Nwodo at around 5:30 am on Sunday when members of the household were getting ready for the early morning mass.
“We thank God for Nwodo that he did not suffer any loss of life in this terror attack. 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 harassment 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-defence call as lawful and moral.
“This is why we are demanding a thorough investigation which 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.”