Tragedy Unfolds in Tundun Biri: President Tinubu Demands Full Investigation into Drone Attack that Claims 85 Lives
In a shocking turn of events, Nigeria’s President, Bola Tinubu, has called for an extensive investigation into a military drone attack that claimed the lives of at least 85 people in the northern Kaduna state over the weekend. The incident, described by the state emergency agency as a “bombing mishap,” has sent shockwaves through the nation, prompting urgent calls for answers and accountability.
On Tuesday, the Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency provided the first official confirmation of the devastating toll, stating that 85 bodies had already been buried, while search and rescue efforts were still underway in the affected village of Tundun Biri.
President Tinubu, visibly disturbed by the tragic events, expressed his condolences to the affected families and labelled the incident as “very unfortunate, disturbing, and painful.” Through his spokesman, he conveyed the President’s directive for a “thorough and full-fledged investigation” into the drone attack, urging the public to remain calm as authorities diligently examine the circumstances surrounding the mishap.
The Northwest Zonal Office, in collaboration with local authorities, is spearheading the investigation, aiming to uncover the facts behind this unprecedented tragedy. The President’s call for a comprehensive inquiry underscores the gravity of the situation, emphasizing the need for transparency and accountability in the face of such a catastrophic event.
As the nation mourns the loss of innocent lives, questions loom large over the circumstances leading to the drone attack. The call for calm from President Tinubu aims to assuage fears and prevent any potential escalation, ensuring that justice is served for the victims and their grieving families.
The unfolding tragedy in Tundun Biri has not only exposed the vulnerability of the region but has also ignited a national conversation about the use of military drones and the imperative for stringent protocols to prevent such catastrophic incidents in the future. The eyes of the nation are now fixed on the investigation, awaiting answers and seeking reassurance that measures will be taken to prevent the recurrence of such a heart-wrenching disaster.