President Bola Tinubu on Thursday vowed to punish whoever was found culpable in the error drone bombing that claimed over 100 lives at Tudun Biri village in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The Nigerian Army has claimed responsibility for dropping the bomb on the community while celebrating Maulud on Sunday at about 9 pm.
The President also assured all that all the victims would be taken care of under the FULAKO Initiative which would commence by this month.
The FULAKO Initiative is the President’s unique response as a non-kinetic solution to the challenges in the North West.
Beneficiary states are Sokoto, Zamfara, Kebbi, Katsina, and Kaduna and for equity band justice, we deliberately included Niger and Benue States.
According to him, the Tudun Biri community will be the first community to be rebuilt under the new initiative.
Tinubu, represented by Vice President Kashim Shettima, made the statement on Thursday shortly after visiting the victims at Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital to condole with them over the incident.
The President said the Federal Government remains committed to the fight against banditry across the region.
He said, “President Bola Ahmed Tinubu sent us to commensurate with the people of Kaduna over the tragic incident. The caliber of people that are here with me is a testimony to how deeply touched the president was by the incident.
“The President was deeply touched by what happened we would like to assure the people and government of Kaduna State that the government will take measures to protect and preserve the interest of our nation.
“The victims will be well taken care of under the FULAKO Initiative which will commence by this month and this community will be the first to be rebuilt in the northwest zone.
“All measures will be taken to ensure that future occurrences are averted. Government will go to the root of the issue and anyone found culpable will be punished accordingly.”