President Bola Tinubu has ordered a full- scale investigation into the bombing of residents of Tudun Biri community of Kaduna State by the Nigerian Army on November 3.
The President, in a statement by Chief Ajuri Ngelale, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity on Tuesday obtained by Persecondnews, described the incident as “very unfortunate, disturbing, and painful.”
He directed that the survivors from the mishap should be given comprehensive medical attention.
The statement said: “President Bola Tinubu sympathises with the families of victims, the people and government of Kaduna State over the bombing mishap in a village at Tundun Biri in Igabi Local Government Area of the state.
“President Tinubu describes the incident as very unfortunate, disturbing, and painful, expressing indignation and grief over the tragic loss of Nigerian lives.”
Persecondnews had reported that the Nigerian Army has said the dropping a bomb on Tudun Biri in Igabi council area was done in error.
It claimed the lives of more than 30 residents on Sunday
A bomb was reportedly dropped by a military jet during a Maulud celebration about 9.00pm on Sunday but the Nigerian Air Force had earlier denied responsibility for the killings.
The Director of Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air Force, Commodore Edward Gabkwet, had said air force did not carry out any operation in Kaduna in the last 24 hours.