The President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Chief Nnia Nwodo and the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra [MASSOB] have condemned the reported explosion on Holy Cross Catholic Church, Iji-Nike in Enugu-East Council Area of Enugu State.
In a statement, Nwodo expressed concern over the use of improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in Igbo land, calling on the security agencies to unravel those behind the dastardly act.
Nwodo also said “I am alarmed that IEDs are beginning to be used recklessly in Igboland and this casts aspersion on the security in Igbo land.
“This places a serious bounding on the security to find the source of the IEDs.”
Also, MASSOB, in a statement by its National Director of information, Edeson Samuel described the attack as a crime against the body of Christ, accusing Islamic fundamentalists of the attack.
“MASSOB investigation has revealed that the aim of these traitors is nothing but to create fear and disaffection among us, this will give them the opportunity of divide and rule syndrome in Igboland.
“It was the house of Chief Nnia Nwodo and Chief Kalu Idika Kalu, now Catholic church.
“Islamic fundamentalists are responsible for the attack warned that they would no longer condone such aggression,” the statement read.
However, the Police Command in Enugu State has denied reports of alleged bomb explosion at the Catholic church.
Ebere Amaraizu, the Command spokesman disclosed that there was no bomb blast in any church in the state.
“The Command wish to make it categorically clear to the members of the public that there was no bomb explosion at Holy Cross Catholic Perish at Iji Nike in Abakpa, Enugu State, as being speculated,” Amaraizu stated.