Kaduna Bombing: Northern govs donate N180m to support victims


The Northern Governors Forum have donated N180 million to victims of the recent bombing in Kaduna state which accidentally occured at the Tudun Biri village, in Igabi Local Government Area of the State. 

This was as the 19 Northern state governors led by the forum’s Chairman and Governor of Gombe State, Muhammad Yahaya alongside other colleagues, Friday, presented a symbolic cheque to the governor of the state, Senator Uba Sani during a maiden meeting which held at the Sir Kashim Ibrahim Government House, Kaduna.

According to reports, this was the first time the governors were meeting since their emergence as governors in the May 2023 general elections.

It was also gathered that the governors are meeting to discuss matters relating to insecurity, agriculture, and oil exploration in the region as well as commiserating with the host governor over the accidental airstrike that claimed several lives in Tudun Biri, Igabi Local Government Area of the state in which the Nigerian Army claimed responsibility.

Among the governors present at the meeting were the governor of Katsina State, Dikko Radda, and the deputy governors of Jigawa, Bauchi, Kano, Yobe, and Kwara states, who are representing their state governors.

Addressing his colleagues, the Chairman of the Forum and Gombe State Governor, Alhaji Muhammad Yahaya, while condemning the accidental bomb on the people of Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State, noted that more efforts are needed by the regional governors to fight insecurity ravaging the region.

He argued that addressing insecurity and other challenges remains crucial to the development and well-being of the people of the region.

He assured all that the Northern Governors Forum under his leadership, is working assiduously to ensure that the Tudun Biri incident is not swept under the carpet but thoroughly investigated.

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