Tudun Biri Bombing: House Urges Humanitarian Affairs Ministry to Provide Relief Materials to Victims, Survivors

Tudun Biri Bombing: House Urges Humanitarian Affairs Ministry to Provide Relief Materials to Victims, Survivors

Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja

The House of Representatives has called on the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs to provide the necessary relief materials to families of the victims and survivors of military bombings in Tudun Biri Village of Kaduna State.

The resolution of the House followed the adoption of a motion on matter of urgent public importance on the recent military bombings of innocent unarmed civilians in Tudun Biri Village of Kaduna State, moved at the plenary on Tuesday by Hon. Umar Ajilo.

Presenting the motion, Ajilo expressed concern about the recent unfortunate incident of military bombings of innocent unarmed civilians in Tudun Biri Village that resulted in the loss of several lives, many of whom were women and children.

The lawmaker stressed that most worrisome was the intermittent reoccurrence of the unfortunate incidents by the same military constitutionally responsible for the defense and protection of the lives and properties of Nigerians.

He said this particular incident and many similar incidents in the past which had been widely tagged as ‘operational mistakes’ by the military has exposed the level of intelligence failure in military operations.

Ajilo added that the House must rise to the occasion to ensure that this marks the end of the series of mistakes that more often than not go uninvestigated and the victims uncompensated.

He noted that as duly elected representatives of the people, the 10th Assembly must not only join in condoling and condemning the wanton act but also ensure that the families of the victims and survivors of this unfortunate incident are well compensated by the government.

The House resolved to: “Constitute a committee to pay a condolence visit to the families of the victims and survivors of the Tudun Biri bombings.

“Mandate the Committee on Army to investigate the unfortunate incident with a view to assessing the damage done and ensuring adequate compensation of the victims and survivors.”

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