Northern Governors Assists Airstrike Victims in  Kaduna

Nineteen northern governors have donated N180m to support the victims of the Kaduna accident airstrike that killed over 80 persons and also injured scores.

During their meeting in Kaduna on Friday, the governors of the area gave the donation.

The chairman of the Northern Governors’ Forum Inuwa Yahaya said, “Your excellencies and colleagues, distinguished members of the press, as you can see, we are presenting our support to the victims of Tundun Biri [accident] and the Kaduna state government to further support them.”

 “On behalf of the Northern Governors’ Forum, we hereby make this donation so that the government of Kaduna State will use it to support the victims,” the Gombe governor said.

He asked God Almighty to grant the Kaduna State Government and the victims comfort in light of the tragic loss, and he prayed for the departed souls to rest in peace. The governors demanded that the victims receive sufficient compensation.

One of the country’s most recent military mishaps is the air disaster in Kaduna. The Nigerian Navy denied any role in the incident that sent the country into mourning, despite the fact that there was early misunderstanding following the explosion. However, accountability was asserted by the Nigerian Army. Following the aerial attack, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) paid a visit to the location and expressed condolences for the unfortunate events that had occurred.

To determine what caused the occurrence and how to avoid it in the future, Governor Uba Sani and President Bola Tinubu have already requested an investigation into the subject.

While visiting the attack victims at the Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital in the capital of Kaduna State, Vice President Kashim Shettima reaffirmed the government’s commitment to punishing anyone found responsible for the blast.

“It is already directed by Mr President, an investigation is being conducted to prevent a re-occurrence of the incident and we expect a report to be submitted in the shortest possible time,” Shettima added.

However, human rights organizations have criticized the event and demanded that the nation’s military reevaluate its rules of engagement.

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