The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said the party is alarmed by the killing of over 120 Nigerians and wounding of several others in the reported bombing of Tudun Biri community in Kaduna state.
The party, while mourning the victims of the military bombings in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State, called on the federal government to immediately begin an investigation into the incident to ensure early compensation for the victims and survivors.
The PDP, in a statement by Debo Ologunagba, the National Publicity Secretary, lamented the mishap bombings, describing it as ” heartrending and agonizing given that the victims were harmless Nigerians who were observing their religious rites.
“The fact that the area was bombed twice raises serious concerns and questions which border on intelligence gathering, information processing, synergy, command and operation control coordination in the security system.
The PDP also called on the Federal Government to immediately commence an independent system-wide inquiry to investigate this sad and unfortunate episode dispassionately.
“Our Party deeply commiserates with the families of the victims of the bombing and prays for the speedy recovery of the wounded.
The PDP also condole with the Government and people of Kaduna State, particularly the Tudun Biri Community and urges the Federal Government to take necessary steps to compensate the families of dead as well as provide urgent medical attention to the wounded.
“Our Party also demands that the Federal Government declare a day of national mourning in memory of the dead.
While calling for more professionalism in the battle against terrorism, the PDP urges Nigerians and indeed the military not to relent in the fight to end terrorism in our country.