President Bola Tinubu has responded to the bombing mishap that led to the death of scores of people in a village at Tundun Biri in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna state, describing the incident as very unfortunate, disturbing, and painful.
The President’s response is sequel to the accidental bombing of Tudun Biri in the Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State by the Nigerian Army on Sunday, which left no fewer than 85 villagers dead.
According to reports, the affected villagers were celebrating Maulud, an Islamic event when the bombs were dropped by the military, which later claimed it was in error.
The President, in a statement by his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Chief Ajuri Ngelale has extended condolences to the families of victims, the people and government of Kaduna State over the incident involving a Nigerian Army fighter jet.
“President Bola Tinubu sympathizes with the families of victims, the people and government of Kaduna State over the bombing mishap in a village at Tundun Biri in Igabi Local Government Area of the state.
“President Tinubu describes the incident as very unfortunate, disturbing, and painful, expressing indignation and grief over the tragic loss of Nigerian lives,” the statement by Ngelale noted.
Meanwhile, the President has directed a thorough and full-fledged investigation into the incident and calls for calm while the authorities look diligently into the mishap.
The President also directs swift and comprehensive medical attention for surviving victims while praying for the repose of the souls of the deceased.