Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party in the February 25, 2023 General Election, Peter Obi, has expressed deep sorrow over the tragic incident involving the mistaken Army bombing of Tudun Biri village in Igabi local government area of Kaduna state. Describing it as “most unfortunate,” Obi emphasized the need for the military to exercise extreme caution and professionalism in defending the country to prevent the loss of innocent lives.
In a statement shared on his official communication platform, Obi conveyed his sadness upon learning about the accidental bombing that resulted in a reported death toll of 80 persons, with several others sustaining injuries. He underscored the gravity of such incidents, stating that no nation desires such tragedies, even in the context of warfare.
While acknowledging the commendable efforts of the military in addressing insecurity across the nation, Obi urged them to prioritize caution to avoid both embarrassment to the military and harm to civilians. He emphasized the importance of relying on reliable human intelligence reports before launching offensive attacks to minimize the risk of unintended casualties, as exemplified by the regrettable incident in Tudun Biri Village.
Expressing heartfelt condolences, the Labour Party standard bearer extended sympathy to the families who lost their loved ones, recognizing the indelible trauma caused by such fatal mistakes. Obi offered prayers for the departed souls, seeking forgiveness and eternal rest, and wished prompt healing for the injured.
He concluded by expressing hope that such sorrowful mistakes would not be repeated in the country, emphasizing the enduring human costs incurred as collateral damage in the prolonged battle against insecurity.
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