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‘Disturbing incident’ — Tinubu orders probe of army air strike in Kaduna

President Bola Tinubu President Bola Tinubu

President Bola Tinubu has directed a probe into the army air strikes that killed scores of villagers in Kaduna.

On Sunday, many residents of Tudun Biri in Igabi LGA of Kaduna were reported dead after air strikes were launched on the community.

Some reports have put the death toll from the bombing at over 80, with scores left badly injured.

The Nigerian Army has accepted responsibility for the incident, stating that its troops were on a routine mission against terrorists when the “mistake” occurred.

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In a statement on Tuesday by Ajuri Ngelale, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Tinubu described the incident as “unfortunate and disturbing”.

“President Bola Tinubu sympathizes with the families of victims, the people and government of Kaduna State over the bombing mishap in a village at Tudun Biri in Igabi Local Government Area of the state,” the statement reads.

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

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“The President directs a thorough and full-fledged investigation into the incident and calls for calm while the authorities look diligently into the mishap.

“The President also directs swift and comprehensive medical attention for surviving victims while praying for the repose of the souls of the deceased.”

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