By Sunday Isuwa, Abuja
A former gubernatorial aspirant in Kaduna State, Shuaibu Idris Miqati has commiserated with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Governor Uba Sani, Emir of Zazzau and the Tudun Biri community over the unfortunate bombing incident, urging them to unravel the suppliers, the maintenance as well as those operating the drone.
Migati also urged the government to ensure that assistance to the victims is not diverted.
In a statement he personally signed, Miqati said he received with rude shock the sad news of the accident which occurred in Tudun Biri, Igabi Local Government Area of our great state; Kaduna.
“Friendly fire does occur in military operations, particularly when and where there may be intelligence failure. This is not peculiar to our society. Although the incidence appears to have some level of carelessness and / or recklessness, human and / or machine error are known to occur and reoccur often.
“The recent incident in Kaduna calls for caution and calm in understanding the problem as well as challenges facing the military in general.
“We note with concern the interventions of governments to conduct full scale investigation which should not and must be limited to the incidence but should include the source of the drone.
“The government must unravel the suppliers, the maintenance as well as the operations of the machine.
“We appreciate the level of concern shown by various government agencies, organizations, and functionaries since the unfortunate incident. The promises of assistance to the families of the victims and the survivors are also encouraging and welcomed. However, governments must ensure that the intended assistance is not divided.
“On behalf of myself and my family, I wish to commiserate with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Governor Sen Uba Sani, HRH The Emir of Zazzau, the Chairman of Igabi Local Government Area as well as the entire citizens of Kaduna State, particularly the families of those affected by the unfortunate incidence.
“Finally, now that we are aware of our military’s capabilities to launch such an attack, Nigerian citizens would require a definitive solution or date when bandits would be crushed by our armed forces,” Miqati added.