The Northern Caucus in the House of Representatives has announced a monetary donation by Speaker Abbas Tajudeen and the caucus, amounting to N45 million to victims of the recent accidental military drone attack, which led to the death of over 80 Nigerians in Kaduna State.
The Caucus is to also provide for various developmental projects ranging from the provision of a healthcare facility, blocks of classrooms, water boreholes and a community town hall worth N350 million, to support the federal government’s efforts in rebuilding the affected community.
The Chairman of the Northern Caucus, Hon. Alhassan Ado Doguwa, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday, also condemned the sad incident.
“The Caucus, however, commended the commitment of the Nigerian military and other security agencies for their patriotic zeal to combat the upsurge of insurgency, banditry and other criminal activities that plagued some parts of the country.
“Against the backdrop of such unshakable recurrent mishaps, the Caucus has resolved to pay a condolence visit to commiserate with the Government, the leaders of Tudun Biri community, Monday 11th November, 2023 to commiserate with survivors of the unfortunate incident.
“The visit was aimed at securing first hand insights of what actually transpired and enable it to garner useful information with a view to forestalling future occurrence.
“The Caucus commends the Tinubu led federal government for promptly reaching out to victims and for taking charge of the victims’ welfare. The caucus further appreciates the government’s intention to rebuild this ill-petted Community.
“The Caucus is poised to provide the legal framework for the compensation, and also ensuring that families of those that were killed are adequately captured in the compensation scheme.
“The Caucus appeals to the affected community and the leaders to remain calm and law abiding while thanking the Government and Governor of Kaduna state for keeping to their responsibility of protecting law and order in the state,” the statement read.