The ‘accidental’ bombing by the Nigerian Army that claimed over 85 lives in a Kaduna village should be investigated, Ohanaeze Ndigbo said on Thursday.
The incident happened at Tudun Biri village in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Ohanaeze’s national publicity secretary,
Dr Chiedozie Alex Ogbonnia, said this in a statement.
In his words, “It is 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 president general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, in the release, expressed ‘deep sorrow over the avoidable catastrophe’. He urged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu ‘to conduct a thorough investigation on the bomb mishap and those found to be negligent should face the full weight of the law’.
He however expressed optimism that the outcome of the investigation would help the Nigerian Army ‘to attain a more prudent, skillful, professional military-civilian engagements in their operations’.
Iwuanyanwu called 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..