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Kaduna bombing: Those found culpable won’t be spared — Shettima


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Kashim Shettima, the Vice President of Nigeria, has said the culprits of the drone bombings in Tudun Biri community, Igabi local government area of Kaduna State will not be spared.

He said this on Thursday when he visited Kaduna to condole with the state government over the purported accidental bomb strikes which occured on Sunday.

The vice-president also visited Barau Dikko Specialist Hospital, Kaduna, where he prayed for the quick and full recovery for those injured during the incident.

He said that President Bola Tinubu has assured that whoever was found guilty of the bombardments that killed over 90 villagers would be punished accordingly.

Mr Shettima also explained that all the victims would be taken well care of by the Federal Government,while it will rebuild the community.

According to him, the Federal Government will also provide all the social amenities including schools and hospitals to complement what the Speaker, House of Representatives, Tajudeen Abbas promised the community.

“The heart of the President is with the bereaved families. And be rest assured that, the Federal Government stands by the community affected and the government and people of Kaduna State on this unfortunate incident,” he said.

Mr Shettima also said that the Federal government would launch a programme under the Fulako Initiative, which would commence by next month in the Tudun Biri community.

He added, “The Fulako Initiative is the President’s unique response as a non-kinetic solution to the challenges in the North-West.

“The beneficiary states are; Sokoto, Zamfara, Kebbi, Katsina, Kaduna and for the purpose of equity and justice, we deliberately included Niger and Benue.

“Now, the President has directed that the FULAKO Initiative should be kick-started here in Kaduna State, and Tudun Biri will be the first beneficiary community.”

According to him, under the initiative, the Federal Government will build houses, clinics, schools, veterinary hospitals, empowerment initiatives, solar energy and so on.

”It is going to be a complete package of solution; a non-kinetic responses to the problems of banditry and kidnapping in the North- West.

”Under the initiative, 500 houses will be built in northern part of Kaduna State and another 500 in the southern part of the state ,” Mr Shettima stated.

He explained that the Federal Government remained committed to its fight against banditry across the country.

The VP said that the president was deeply concerned by what happened while assuring the people and government of the state that the government will take measures to protect and preserve the interest of the country at large.

“Government will go to the root of the issue and anyone found culpable will be punished accordingly.

“We expect a report with immediate effect on the incident, while thanking the religious leaders for their support and calming the situation,” Mr Shettima said.


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