Sultan vows to get justice for victims of Kaduna bombing

Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar lll, yesterday, sought justice for victims of the accidental bombing recorded at Tudun-Biri, in Igabi local government area of Kaduna State.

The Sultan, who is the spiritual leader of the Nigeria Muslims, spoke at the Silver Anniversary of the 11th Emir of Jema’a, Alhaji Muhammad Isa-Muhammad, at the Emir’s Palace in Kafanchan, Kaduna, yesterday, noted that the occasion was not only meant for celebration but to offer prayers for those killed during the accidental bomb attack on the Tudun-Biri community while they were celebrating Maulud.

“We are here not only to celebrate the emir but to also pray for the emirate and the lives of those killed in Kaduna State. We are going to push for it until justice is served to the people”, he said.

Recall that the Nigerian Army claimed responsibility for the bombing which happened on Sunday.

However, in his response, the Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Musa, said the incident was regrettable. “Our duty is to protect the citizens. We are going to take serious action to make sure something like this is not going to happen again anywhere in the country. The president has ordered a thorough investigation on it”, he said.

Meanwhile, a former Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir el-Rufa’i, and the 14th Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, were said to have visited the village where the accidental bomb occurred, where they jointly donated N10 million to the community.

Earlier, in his remarks, the Emir of Zazzau and Chairman Council of Chiefs and Emirs in Kaduna State, Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli, said he was working and pushing for a constitutional role for traditional rulers because of their closeness to the people of grassroots.

According to the monarch, the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Emir is an opportunity for the people of Southern Kaduna to unite for peace to reign in the part of the State.

An elated Emir of Jema’a, Alhaji Muhammad, thanked the State government and all those who supported and prayed for his success.

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