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Tinubu angry over army bombing of Kaduna village

President Bola Tinubu has expressed indignation and grief over the bombing of Tundun Biri village, in the Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State by the army, which led to the loss of at least 30 lives.

This is according to a statement by Special Adviser to the President, (Media and Publicity), Ajuri Ngelale. In the statement, Ngelale said: “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 President directs 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”.

The Kaduna State Overseeing Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan Kaduna had  in a  statemnt on Monday said that, the army owned up to the Sunday bombing.

He said the Kaduna State Government received briefings on the tragic event which not only left some citizens dead but also several others injured.

He said in a meeting presided over by the Deputy Governor, Dr Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe, which had in attendance heads of security agencies, religious and traditional leaders, the Nigerian Army explained the circumstances which led to the unfortunate and unintended attack.

“The General Officer Commanding One Division Nigerian Army, Major VU Okoro explained that the Nigerian Army was on a routine mission against terrorists but inadvertently affected members of the community.

“The Deputy Governor at the end of the closed door meeting, conveyed the condolences of the Government and People of Kaduna State to the families that lost their loved ones, and prayed for the repose of the victims’ souls,” he said.

credit: PM News