Obi visits victims of Kaduna attack, calls for investigation

Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 election, has underscored the need for the federal government to adequately fund the military and other security agencies to enhance their operations.

Obi was speaking when he visited the victims of the accidental attacks at Tudun Biri Village in the Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State, receiving treatment at Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital.

Obi said he was worried that 500 lives had been lost to 16 accidental military bombings and alleged that nothing had been done by the Federal Government to avert the recurrence.

He pointed out that it was time the government placed priority on supporting the military to ensure that incidents like accidental bombings do not happen again.

According to him, adequate funding for the military is key to tackling the contemporary and emerging security challenges confronting the nation.

Obi also called for a thorough investigation of the military air strike as well as the setting up of a foundation to cater to the victims of the Tudun Biri drone attack, particularly those who have been orphaned by the incident.

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu had also ordered an immediate investigation into the matter and promised to stand by the victims of the unfortunate accident.

The leadership of the 10th Senate and the House of Representatives had donated N109m to Kaduna State to support the victims of the Tudun Biri drone attack.

On December 3, the Army’s unmanned Ariel vehicle platforms conducted an armed reconnaissance operation in the Riyawa and Ruma vicinity but the attack killed innocent Nigerians.

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