EVIL COMMENT FROM IGBO SELLOUT: Explosion at Nwodo’s house an indication of Igbo youths’ 'rascality' - Nduka Eya

Former Secretary General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nduka Eya has described the explosion which occurred at the Ukehe, Igbo-Etiti Local Government Area country home of Chief Nnia Nwodo as an indication of the rascality and desperation of some Igbo youths who lacked respect or honour for dignity.

Chief Eya said although the explosion also showed the ‘quantum of insecurity in the country,” he attributed it to some Igbo youths who he said wanted to introduce strange happenings in Igbo land. 

Daily Trust recalls that an explosion occurred at the residence of Nwodo in his Ukehe community, Enugu State at about 9.00am on Sunday when a device was reportedly hurled over the fence into the premises by an unknown person. Similar incident was recorded at the Ohanaeze Secretariat at GRA, Enugu few years back during the tail-end of Chief Ewo Gary Igariwey as Ohanaeze President General. 

Enugu State Police Command described the explosion at Nwodo’s residence as “minor,” insisting that it affected two windows in one of the houses in the compound. The State Commissioner of Police, DanMallam Mohammed who visited the place, advised the natives to be vigilant always and report any strange face to security men. 

Speaking in an interview with Daily Trust in Enugu, Eya recalled sadly how some Igbo youths recently issued a  “reckless statement” claiming that they had deposed Nwodo as the President General of Ohanaeze, even when “they know their statement was an abomination in Igboland,” adding, “How can you depose a man you didn’t elect?” 

He said the danger in making such utterance was that it could give them out in matters such as the explosion, emphasizing that “the first suspicion is them,” although “they may not know about what happened but the first suspicion is the youths who claimed to have deposed their father.”

He said it was important that the Enugu State Commissioner of Police, visited the scene of the incident to assess the level of destruction, and promised to investigate it to bring the perpetrators to book as a deterrent to others.

While advising the Igbos to “go and put their house in order so that they can speak with one voice and inspire other Nigerians,” Eya also enjoined Igbo youths to “go first of all and read the history of their origin,” adding “they should learn what has happened before and compare it with what is happening now.”

Expressing shock over the incident, the former Ohanaeze Secretary General said: “I keep asking myself the question: Are these the Igbos that once ran Nigeria and the country worked  in spite of our political, religious, cultural  differences, and people were proud of Nigeria at that time?”

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