Obi visits Kaduna air strike victims, demands probe

Peter Obi addressing the press

In the aftermath of the recent accidental military air strike on Tudun Biri village in the Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State, the 2023 presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has called for an investigation into the bombing incident.

He also urged the Federal Government to allocate sufficient funding to the military and other security agencies to enhance their operational efficiency.

Obi conveyed this message during his visit to the victims at the Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital in the state capital on Tuesday.

Expressing concern, he noted that the nation has experienced 16 accidental military bombings resulting in over 500 casualties, yet no decisive action has been taken by the Federal Government to prevent the recurrence of such tragedies.

The former governor of Anambra State stressed the need for the government to provide robust support to the military, emphasising that adequate funding is pivotal in addressing the contemporary and emerging security challenges facing the nation.

Obi also called for a thorough investigation into the military air strike and proposed the establishment of a foundation to assist the victims of the Tudun Biri drone attack, especially those who have been orphaned as a result of the incident.