IDU Bombing: Its an Act of Sabotage – IDU President
By Ovedhe Jerry.
The President General of Isoko Development Union, IDU, Chief Idu Amadhe has described the recent attack on the new Secretariat of the Isoko House as an act of sabotage.
He therefore called on all Isoko sons and daughters to embrace peace for development of the area.
Chief Amadhe who spoke to our correspondent on telephone urged the Isoko nation not to mourn the bombing of the Secretariat so as not to give the impression that they are in pain.
A massive explosion had on Friday rocked the Secretariat of the Isoko Development Union in Oleh, a university town in Delta State.
The bombing of the secretariat was carried out in the early hours of Friday morning in which the said building was to be commissioned by the state governor.
The huge blaze ripped through the facility, popularly known as Isoko House, hours before the union began its annual conference and a merit award ceremony for Isoko Nation illustrious sons and daughters who have contributed immensely to the growth and development of Isoko nation and humanitarian service across Isoko Land.
Witnesses said the incident appeared to be a coordinated attack, but added that no group has claimed responsibility as at the time of filling this report.
The Niger Delta, where Delta State is situated in Nigeria’s oil-rich south, has witnessed an escalation of hostilities in recent months as militants targeted oil installations in a sustained effort to force the hands of the Nigerian government to up the region’s share of oil revenues.
Meanwhile, the union has resumed the event with its annual award ceremony currently underway despite the incident.