The Nigerian Senate has donated the sum of N109 million being December salary of members to the victims of the accidental bombing in Tudun Biri village in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The Senate leadership announced the donation through the deputy president of the Red Chambers, Jibrin Barau on Sunday.
Barau made the announcement when the leadership of the Senate paid the Kaduna State Governor, Senator Uba Sani, a sympathy visit over the incident at the government house on Sunday.
Recall that the Nigerian Army had last week claimed responsibility for dropping a bomb on Tudun Biri which left no fewer than 100 villagers dead penultimate Sunday.
Barau, who spoke on behalf of the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio said they were in the state to commiserate with him over the unfortunate incident.
The Senate leadership and the entire senators of the 10th National Assembly, he noted, were greatly disturbed by the accidental bomb attack on Tudun Biri.
He stated that the red chamber would leave no stone unturned in unravelling the circumstances that led to the unfortunate incident.
He said the senate in partnership with the executive arm of the government would thoroughly investigate the incident and punishment meted out to those found wanting.
He said, “We are here to represent the President of the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio, and indeed, other senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to sympathise with you and condole you for the lost lives and those who sustained injuries in respect of the unfortunate incident that happened at Tundun Biri in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna some few days ago.
“We are all worried. We are all disturbed but the only thing we can say now is for the Almighty Allah Grant those who lost their lives rest and those who sustained different degrees of injuries for Allah to allow them to have a quick recovery.
“We are here to show our solidarity and to show the fact that we stand by the Government of Kaduna State and indeed the entire people of this state, particularly, the people of Tudun Biri in this trying period that the state is experiencing.”
Responding, Governor Sani asked the senators to collaborate with him in advocating for justice.
The governor stressed the necessity of a thorough investigation and the punishment of those responsible for the bombings.
He attributed the bombing incident to an allegation of a lack of coordination among the security agencies and armed forces.