AA Sympathizes with KDSG, Family of Victims of Drone Attack
By: Femi Mustapha
The Action Alliance has said it is shocked by the military drone attack that killed over 80 people in Tudun Biri of the Igabi local government area of Kaduna State.
The National Chairman of AA Dr Adekunle Rufai Omo-Aje stated this in a statement to Commiserate with Governor Uba Sani and the people of the state.
The statement made available to the media in Kaduna on 5th December, 2023 stated Dr Adekunle Rufai Omo-Aje expressed the Party’s sadness over the attack, which left many innocent civilians dead as well as several others with serious injuries, disclosing that he has personally declared a one-week mourning for the victims.
He however said the “Accidental” bombing of the Nigerian military during an operation against bandits in a Kaduna village is a matter of serious concern regarding the safety and well-being of civilians in conflict zones. Saying steps should be put in place to avoid future occurrence.
The AA National Chairman joined other Nigerians to call for a thorough investigation into the incident saying that the Kaduna State government has risen to the occasion and also pledged that the victims of the strike will be compensated.
He commended Kaduna State Governor, Senator Uba Sani for his prompt response to the unfortunate incident, saying an investigation is essential to ensure justice for the affected civilians, prevent future occurrences, and uphold the principles of human rights and international humanitarian law.
“I stand in profound consternation and grief over the tragic incident that unfolded at Tudun-Biri village in an Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State, during a Maulud celebration, as was reported.
“It is thus with heavy hearts that I express our deepest condolences and sympathies to the families, as well as the loved ones of the deceased victims, and we fervently pray for the swift recovery and healing of those injured,” he said.