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President Tinubu calls for investigation after drone attack kills 85

Boom RadioNG | December 5, 2023

President Bola Tinubu has today ordered an investigation into a military air strike that accidentally killed at least 85 civilians in Tudun Biri village, Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

This was disclosed by the presidential spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale stating that the president has ordered “a thorough and full-fledged investigation into the incident,” calling for “calm while the authorities look diligently into the mishap”.

“President Tinubu describes the incident as very unfortunate, disturbing, and painful, expressing indignation and grief over the tragic loss of Nigerian lives,”.


President Bola Tinubu


According to the presidential spokesman, president Tinubu also directed swift and comprehensive medical attention to surviving victims while praying for the repose of the souls of the deceased.

In line with that, the chief of army staff, Lieutenant Taoreed Lagbaja, The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Christopher and the Minister of State for Defence Bello Matawalle visited the affected village, commemorating with the village and also donating money and items.

The army had on Monday admitted that one of its drones aimed at armed groups had accidentally struck the Tudun Biri village as residents were celebrating a Muslim festival.

Written by Boom RadioNG


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