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Ohanaeze condemns Kaduna drone strike that killed 120 villagers 

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Apex Igbo socio-cultural organization Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has condemned the accidental military airstrike that killed over 120 villagers in Tudun Biri village, Igabi local government area of Kaduna State.

Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo in a statement made through the spokesman of the group, Dr Chiedozie Alex Ogbonnia expressed deep sorrow over the avoidable catastrophe.

The Igbo leader urged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to conduct a thorough investigation on the bomb mishap and those found to be culpable should face the full weight of the Law.

Part of the statement reads, “The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has condemned the accidental bombing by the Nigerian Army that claimed the lives of about 120 villagers and injured several others at Tudun Biri village in the Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

“It is indeed a paradox that at a time Nigerians are facing various challenges and losses of lives in the hands of bandits, kidnappers, Boko-Haram insurgents amongst others, an air mishap by the Nigerian Army will claim about 85 lives.

“The President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Chief Engr. Dr. Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, OFR; MFR; CFR; FNICE; FNSE, KSC (Ahaejiagamba Ndigbo) expressed deep sorrow over the avoidable catastrophe. The Igbo Leader urges President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to conduct a thorough investigation on the bomb mishap and those found to be negligent should face the full weight of the Law.

“The Igbo Leader is optimistic that the outcome of the investigation will help the Nigerian Army to attain a more prudent, skillful, professional military-civilian engagements in their operations.

“Iwuanyanwu calls for adequate compensation to the families who lost their loved ones in the incident as well as appropriate treatment to the victims of the airstrike who are in the hospitals.
On behalf of the National Executive Committee of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide and indeed the entire Igbo, we sympathize with the affected families, the government and the good people of Kaduna State for this very unfortunate tragedy.”

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