Kaduna accidental bombing deeply regrettable – President Tinubu
The unintentional explosion that happened at the Tudun Biri community in Kaduna state has caused President Bola Tinubu to express regret, the incident was deemed highly regretful by the president.
In order to express his condolences to the state’s administration and populace, he also dispatched a mission headed by Bello Matawalle, Minister of Defense for State.
Brig. Gen. Tukur Gusau, the Director of Defense Information, made this announcement on Tuesday evening.
It read, “In response to the regrettable incident at Tudun Biri community in Kaduna state, President Bola Tinubu, has swiftly dispatched a high-level delegation to convey heartfelt condolences to the government and people of Kaduna.
“Led by the Honourable Minister of State for Defence, Dr Bello Matawalle, the delegation met with Deputy Governor Dr. Hadiza Balarabe, members of Kaduna state security committee, and religious leaders to express solidarity and empathy during this challenging time.”
While reassuring the Federal Government’s resolve to prevent such incidents in the future, he said a thorough investigation would be conducted to determine the circumstances leading to the incident.
” Matawalle emphasized the need for a thorough investigation to determine the facts surrounding the incident.
He assured the public that the findings would be transparently communicated, reaffirming the federal government’s commitment to preventing future occurrences.
The Minister appealed for cooperation, calm, and continued support for the Armed Forces of Nigeria.
“Matawalle extended prayers for the souls of the departed and wished a speedy recovery to the injured.
He urged religious leaders to enlighten their followers, emphasizing that the incident was an operational error deeply regretted by the Armed Forces of Nigeria, which remains unwavering in its mandate to secure every part of the country, ” the statement added.
Hadiza Balarabe, the deputy governor of Kaduna state, responded by thanking President Tinubu for the timely delegation visit.
She emphasized the state government’s ongoing efforts to keep the impacted community and religious leaders informed in order to reduce tensions and preserve peace.
In order to send their well wishes to the injured, the group also went to the Kaduna Nursing Home.
Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja, Chief of Army Staff; General Christopher Gwabin Musa, Chief of Defense Staff; and Dr. Ibrahim Abubakar Kana, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defense, were among the notable guests in the delegation.