The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the 2023 election, Atiku Abubakar, has mourned victims of the drone airstrike in the Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State by the Nigerian Army.
While he mourned the victims, Atiku also called on the Federal Government to develop counter-insurgency strategies to avoid future occurrences.
Taking to his X handle on Tuesday morning, the former Vice President wrote, “I am grieved by the news of the drone airstrike that killed dozens of people and left scores of others with various degrees of injury in the Tudun Biri community in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
“Ironically, the victims of this unfortunate incident were celebrating the Maulud anniversary.
“The incidence of miscalculated air strikes is assuming a worrisome dimension in the country.
“We need to develop counterinsurgency strategies that will insulate the civilian population from tragic incidents of this nature.
“I call on the authorities to launch a thorough investigation into this tragedy to avert future occurrences.
“Meanwhile, no resource should be spared in medical attention to the injured and assistance to the families of the dead. I pray that the Almighty Allah comforts the bereaved families and grants the dead eternal peace.”
RovingNaija reports that there was widespread outrage on Monday over the accidental bombing of Tudun Biri in the Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State by the Nigerian Army on Sunday, which left no fewer than 85 villagers dead.Follow us on social media