Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, has expressed profound sadness over the tragic events unfolding in Kaduna State, where a drone airstrike by the Nigerian Army resulted in the loss of numerous lives in Tudun Biri Village, Igabi Local Government Area.
Taking to his X handle on Tuesday, the former Anambra State Governor underscored the critical importance of the Nigerian military exercising utmost caution and maintaining a high level of professionalism to avert similar incidents in the future.
Obi extended his heartfelt condolences, stating, “The reports of the accidental bombing in Kaduna have left me deeply saddened. While acknowledging the commendable efforts of our military in addressing insecurity, it is imperative that we couple these efforts with extreme caution to prevent such regrettable incidents. We cannot afford harm to innocent lives.”
Recognizing the complexities faced by security forces, he urged a reliance on reliable human intelligence reports before launching offensive attacks to mitigate the risk of civilian casualties. Reflecting on the recent tragedy, Obi empathized with the profound trauma experienced by families who lost their loved ones and extended sincere condolences to them.
In conclusion, he remarked, “As we pray for forgiveness for the departed and swift healing for the injured, let us collectively strive to ensure that such unintended human costs do not recur. The persistence of insecurity in our nation is regrettable, and we must work together for a safer, more secure country.”
The accidental bombing in Tudun Biri Village on Sunday has ignited widespread outrage, with reports indicating at least 85 villagers lost their lives as a result of the unfortunate incident involving the Nigerian Army.