Borno Muslim Women To Army: Compensate Victims Of Tudun Biri Bombing

The amalgamation of Muslim women groups in Borno State has called on the government to compensate the victims of the military drone strike that killed over 100 Maulud celebrants in Tudun Biri, Kaduna State.

President of the group, Hajia Adama Muhammad, who made the call at a press conference in Maiduguri on Sunday, described the prevalence of bombings in the northern part of the country as an ‘unforgivable crime’ against humanity.

“The fatal bombardment by the Nigerian Army is such an unforgivable crime against humanity taking into cognizance the prevalence of such killings mostly in Northern Nigeria.

“Worthy of note is the killing of over 200 people in Kala Balge LGA of Borno amongst others in Niger and Yobe states. And, these killings had left behind hundreds of grieving families in a state of fear, despair and insecurity among the people in addition to disrupting the peaceful coexistence of different ethnic and religious groups,” she said.

The group, according to the chairperson, demanded immediate investigation and disciplinary action against the perpetrators of the dastardly act so as to serve as a deterrent to others.

“As we strongly condemn this holocaust done to our people, we also call on the President to implement the suggestion of the findings of the panel of inquiry for onward payment of compensation to families of the victims. We also solicit for the government to take full responsibility for the medical bills of those injured until recovery and to compensate them.

“Furthermore, we enjoin each and everyone within and outside Kaduna State to exercise patience, calm down and be law-abiding. To forestall the recurrence of such we advise all security agencies and personnel to carefully verify suspected movements and gathering of criminals before taking action.

“We also urge each and every Nigerian citizen, to double our prayers for peace and unity to ease all hardships for a better and prosperous nation,” the group added.

Daily Trust