All 109 senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria have collectively donated their December salaries, totaling N109 million, to support the victims of the accidental bombing in Tudun Biri, Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State. 

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Barau I. Jibrin, made this announcement during a visit to the Kaduna Government House. 

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 in order to sympathisebwith 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 Grovernment 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 allow them have 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.”

The governor, in his response, urged the senators to collaborate with him in advocating for justice, stressing the necessity of a thorough investigation and the punishment of those responsible for the bombings.

He attributed the bombing incident to allegation of lack of coordination among the security agencies and armed forces.

He, however, appealed to the senators to support the call for the creation of state police, saying that it would equip security agencies with precise intelligence to avert similar incidents in the future.

By Ekene Arodiogbu

Ekene Arodiogbu is the CEO of Excedel World. He loves to listen to good music and watch movies in his spare time.

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