To aid the victims of the unintentional bombing in Tudun Biri village, Igabi Local Government Area, Kaduna State, the leadership of the Nigerian Senate has offered a donation of N109 million, which is equal to the salary of its members for December.
During a condolence visit to Senator Uba Sani, the governor of Kaduna State, at the Sir Kashim Ibrahim Government House, Deputy Senate President Barau Jibrin made the announcement.
News About Nigeria reported that over 100 people lost their lives and several others were injured in the accidental air strike carried out by the Nigerian Army.
Sen. Jibrin, speaking on behalf of Senate President Sen. Godswill Akpabio, expressed the Senate’s sincere concern over the occurrence and its resolve to support the impacted people.
The Deputy Senate President expressed solidarity with the government and people of Kaduna State and assured the governor of the Senate’s support.
Jibrin stressed that the donation, which was made up of the 109 senators’ December salaries, was intended to help the victims in their time of need.
Governor Uba Sani would receive the cash and distribute them to the people who were impacted by the tragic event in Tudun Biri.
Governor Uba Sani thanked the Senate for their gesture and asked senators to stand up for justice, stressing the need for an in-depth investigation and suitable punishment for those accountable for the unintentional bombs.
He made a plea for assistance in advancing the establishment of state police, stressing that doing so would improve security services’ ability to obtain accurate intelligence and avert such occurrences in the future.
Accompanying the Senate Deputy President on the visit were Senate Majority Leader Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, Chief Whip Senator Ali Ndume, Senate Minority Leader Senator Abba Morro, and other senators.