Peter Obi, Labour Party presidential candidate 2023, has urged the Nigerian military to ”exercise utmost caution and professionalism” when carrying out their duties.
Obi gave the advice in reaction to the devastating turn of events in Tudun Biri Village in the Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State, which caused the death of 80 individuals struck by an accidental bombing carried out by a Nigerian Army drone.
In a statement posted on X, the former governor of Anambra state, noted that ”while our military continues to fight impressively against insecurity in many parts of the country, they must exercise utmost caution and professionalism to avoid this kind of embarrassment to both the military and the country.”
”Any incident that leads to harm or loss of lives of the innocent people they are meant to protect should be avoided.
”Even though the mishap is one too many, the security agencies should work with reliable human intelligence report on ground before any offensive attack to avoid innocent casualties as has reported in this case.
”Fatal mistakes like this leave indelible trauma on the families who have lost their loved ones to this ugly and unfortunate mishap.”
He commiserated with the families that lost their loved ones and prayed for quick healing to the injured.
”We pray that such a mistake leading to a sorrowful outcome, as this, never happens again in our country,” he added.