The apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, has condemned the accidental bombing of Tudun Biri in the Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Sunday night by the Nigerian Army that claimed many lives.
Ohanaeze in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Dr Alex Ogbonnia, said,
“it was indeed a paradox that at a time Nigerians are facing various challenges and losses of lives in the hands of bandits, kidnappers, Boko-Haram insurgents amongst others, an air mishap by the Nigerian Army will claim about 85 lives.
The statement urged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to conduct a thorough investigation on the bomb mishap adding that those found to be negligent should face the full weight of the Law.
The group said it was optimistic that the outcome of the investigation would help the Nigerian Army to attain a more prudent, skillful, professional military-civilian engagements in their operations.
It calls for adequate compensation to the families who lost their loved ones in the incident as well as appropriate treatment to the victims of the airstrike who are in the hospitals.
Ohanaeze sympathizes with the affected families, the government and the good people of Kaduna State for the unfortunate tragedy