The Speaker, House of Representatives, Abbas Tajudeen, has expressed concern over the killing of some villagers at Tudun Biri community in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State by a bomb said to have been inadvertently dropped by personnel of the Nigerian Army.
The incident was said to have occurred when hundreds of residents of the area gathered for the annual Maulud celebration on Sunday night.
In a statement on Monday, the Kaduna State Government said the Nigerian Army had claimed responsibility for dropping the bomb, in what it described as ‘an unfortunate and unintended attack’.
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In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Musa Abdullahi Krishi, the Speaker expressed worry that innocent people who were going about their lawful activities got killed in such circumstances and called for a thorough investigation by the Nigerian Army to ascertain what led to such ‘a costly mistake’.
According to him, “The Nigerian Army should leave no stone unturned to unravel what happened with a view to forestalling a repeat of such an unfortunate incident.”
He sent his heartfelt condolences to the people and government of Kaduna State, especially the families of those who lost their loved ones and those injured in the Tudun Biri community.
He prayed to Allah to grant them eternal rest and give their families the fortitude to bear the loss and quick recovery of those injured.