President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Thursday assured Nigerians those found culpable in the aerial bombardments that killed over 90 people at Tudun Biri village in Igabi local government area of Kaduna State would not go unpunished.
Troops of the Nigerian Army carrying out air interdictions on suspected terrorists mistakenly dropped Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) on villagers celebrating the Eid-el-Maulud in the community and killed dozens, including children and pregnant women on Sunday night.
Several others were seriously wounded in the incident.
The president gave the assurance when he visited the victims at Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital to sympathise with them over the unfortunate incident.
He promised that all the victims would be taken care of under the Folako Initiative which would commence this month.
Tinubu, who was represented at the forum, said the village would be the first community to be rebuilt under the initiative.
He stressed that the federal government remains committed to the fight against banditry in the North-West.
“The victims will be taken well care of under the Fulako Initiative which will commence by this month and this community will be the first to be rebuilt in the North-West zone.
“All measures will be taken to ensure that future occurrences are averted. The government will go to the root of the issue and anyone found culpable will be punished accordingly,” the president added.
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