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Sen. Orji Kalu, the Chief Whip of the Senate, has condemned the attack on the Awo-Omamma country home of the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Prof. George Obiozor.
The Eastern Updates had earlier reported that the home of the elder statesman was set ablaze by gunmen in the early hours of Saturday.
Kalu in a statement issued on Saturday in Abuja, described the act as evil, cruel and wicked.
He called on appropriate authorities to investigate the ugly incident in a bid to bring the perpetrators to book.
The former Governor of Abia stressed that the statesman is a peace-loving Nigerian, who has consistently sustained his good character in view of his personal attributes and commitment to nation-building.
Kalu also faulted the attackers for what he described as uncivilized action, adding that violence and social vices were detrimental to the growth and progress of the society.
The Senate Chief Whip called on Ndigbo and Nigerians, in general, to embrace peace and unity for the sake of nation-building as the way of pulling out of the present situation.
He said, ‘the reported attack on the country home of the President General of the apex Igbo body, Ohaneze Ndigbo, Prof. George Obiozor is unnecessary, wicked and crude.
‘There should be law and order in a democratic setup and as such the ugly incident must be properly investigated so as to bring the perpetrators to book.
‘The President General is highly respected beyond the shores of Nigeria and he doesn’t deserve to be maltreated.
‘The perpetrators of the evil act must face the wrath of the law.
‘I strongly and categorically condemn the evil act.’
Kalu, while urging the President-General to be calm, admonished security agencies to live up to expectations by exposing the perpetrators of the incident.
THE EASTERN UPDATES