The discovery of the Improvised Explosive Device forced the Ebonyi State Governor David Nweze Umahi to summon an emergency security meeting.

The Governor said he is surprised at the desperation of politicians who h claims are bent on seizing power.

He expressed shock that Ebonyi State Police command has discovered an explosive device suspected to be Improvised Explosive Device, IED at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Secretariat along Abakaliki-Enugu Expressway.

Addressing newsmen after the Security Council meeting, Governor David Umahi said the discovery of the IED came to him as a shock and expressed concern over desperation of the opposition.

"The police discovered bomb in our PDP secretariat and from all accounts, the and information from the security briefs from the commissioner of police, the IED was a little bit old showing that it must have been planted by the desperate opposition people in one of the days I was at the secretariat for a meeting, but God did not allow the thing to detonate and God will never allow it to happen to us.

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"Our suspects are the desperate opposition people who have become jobless and aggressive ahead of the 2019 general election because they think they can cease power by all means. I have directed the security chiefs to make full scale investigation into the incident and report to their various headquarters while we as government will report to Mr. President."

Governor Umahi further decried spate of killings by militias suspected to have come from Cross River state and urged the people of the affected areas to defend themselves.

He lamented that despite his peaceful disposition to maintain peace between the people of Edda in Afikpo South and Ofenekpe in Ikwo local government areas of the state and their Cross River state counterparts, the later have been consistent in killing of their Ebonyi brothers.

"The council also received briefs from the security agencies concerning the worrisome killings of our people in Edda and Ofenekpe areas by the Cross River state people.

"I have complained to Mr. President and Vice President, I have also complained to various quarters and nothing seems to be happening but since we have complained and nothing is happening, I have asked my people to defend themselves with stones.

"We are tired of complaining and we can’t allow ourselves to be killed like fowl."

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