Defense Minister visits Kaduna bombing victims

Defense Minister visits Kaduna bombing victims



The Minister of Defense, Dr. Bello Matawalle, has visited victims of the recent accidental bombing by the Nigerian military in Agabi Local Government Area of ​​Kaduna State.

Mr Matawalle led a high-level delegation along with the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr Ibrahim Khanna, to visit the Federal Government and express condolences to the victims, the people and the state government.

This was contained in a statement made in Abuja on Wednesday by the Ministry’s Director-General, Press and Public Relations, Mr. Hensho Ogbike.

While condemning the unfortunate incident, the minister said that no matter what happens, the fight against insurgency and terrorism will continue.

According to him, this unfortunate incident will not deter the government from fighting terrorism.

“We will not relent in the fight against terrorism because these criminals must be defeated.

“We will continue to fight criminals until we succeed against robbery and other crimes in this country.”

Matawalle, who was also at Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital and Government House in Kaduna where the injured were being treated, said the visit was at the direction of President Bola Tinubu.

He assured the Kaduna State Government of the Federal Government's commitment to support the families of the victims.

He added that the government plans to set up an investigation committee to investigate the cause of the incident to prevent it from happening again in the future.

In response, Governor Uba Sani, represented by the Deputy Governor, Dr. Hadiza Balarabe, expressed his heartfelt sympathies to the affected families and pledged unwavering support to the families of the victims.

Sani stressed that while awaiting the findings from the commission of inquiry, federal government support is needed to care for the victims as the state government alone cannot meet their needs.

“The state government was able to maintain calm in the state even in the face of this horrific incident.

“We have been working with clergy members across the province to seek support in dialogue and understanding with affected communities to defuse the heated tensions caused by this sad event.” said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the minister was accompanied by top military officials, including the Chief of Defense Staff, General Christopher Musa, and the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Christopher Musa. Taolid Ragbaha etc.

Source: guardian.ng

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