The commitment of the Federal Government to engage in a collaborative effort with the Kaduna State Government for the provision of compensation to the victims of the recent bombing in Kaduna has been emphatically affirmed. Minister of Defence, Badaru Abubakar, officially confirmed during an interview with BBC Hausa that ongoing investigations into the incident are currently in progress.
Reiterating the government’s steadfast dedication, the minister assured that individuals undergoing medical treatment would receive comprehensive support, emphasizing that any party found responsible for the attack would face the full consequences of their actions.
Expressing profound sorrow over the incident, Abubakar acknowledged the significant loss suffered. The Nigerian Army, identified as the entity responsible for the incident, asserted that it was a mistake, prompting a firm commitment to conduct an exhaustive investigation to ascertain the precise details and implement preventive measures against similar incidents in the future.
Gratitude was extended to the Kaduna State Government for its prompt response, having already taken measures to hospitalize the victims and pledging collaboration for compensation.
While underscoring the inherent complexity of security and war operations, the minister underscored the necessity of a thorough investigation to identify those responsible for the error. Striking the delicate balance between accountability and avoiding actions that could potentially demoralize the army was deemed crucial for the maintenance of operational effectiveness.