The Rescue Movement For New Nigeria has condemned in strong terms, the accidental bombing of Tudun Biri in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State by the Nigerian Army on Sunday, leading to the death of over 150 innocent law abiding villagers.
This was disclosed by the National Director of Media and Publicity, Rev Emmanuel Olorunmagba, in a statement made available to press men in Kaduna State, after leading some of the members of the group on a sympathy visit to the affected community.
Describing the situation as “quite unfortunate”, Rev Emmanuel calls on the authority concerned to “as a matter of urgency ensure thorough investigation into the direct and remote causes of the bombing “in error” and ensure adequate punitive measures on personnel that is culpable either through negligence or whatsoever.
“This is neither the first nor the second time that the Armed Forces of the country will carry out airstrike on a group of innocent Nigerians resulting in mass murder only to blame such “on error. The pertinent question to put to the government as well as the Service Chiefs is that are our uniformed men not trained effectively before they given dangerous weapons that they are now turning the weapons against law abiding innocent citizens going about their normal legal business?”
“This time it is innocent villagers celebrating Maulud, an Islamic event that were brutally murdered yet we have not heard of such massive onslaught against the bandits terrorising Nigerians.
Lamenting that with the rate things are happening in Nigeria, “it’s gradually getting to the point where an average Nigerian is no longer safe even when you see military aircraft flying over your village.
“We the entire members of Rescue Movement For New Nigeria aka Rescue The Vulnerable Initiative stand with you the good people of Tudun Biri of Igabi LGA at this trying time and we bring our condolence message from the leadership and the entire members of the group and precisely the National Leader in person of Comrade Faduri Oluwadare Joseph aka Fadojoe, a former presidential aspirant under Labour Party, who would have liked to be present in person to commiserate with you, great people of Tundu Biri and the chief if not that he is in far away United States of America (USA). But we hereby convey his condolence message though in absentia”, he concluded.