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PHOTOS! Peter Obi Carries Wounded Baby, Wipes Tears Of Kaduna Air Strike Victims During Visit

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Against the backdrop of the recent accidental military air strike at Tudun Biri village in the Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State, the 2023 presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi paid a visit to the victims on Tuesday.

Photos show the moment Mr Obi met the grieving victims of the error bombardment who couldn’t control their tears when they saw him.

More photos shared show Mr Obi carrying a wounded baby while consoling the teary mother.

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Obi revealed he has donated N5 million to the victims.

In his words: “Today, I visited Kaduna state to commiserate with the grieving good people of the state on the unfortunate accidental bombing by the Nigeria Army at Tudun Biri village in Igabi Local Government of the State. While in Kaduna I took time also to visit the Barau Dikko Teaching

“Hospital, where those wounded in the ugly incident are receiving treatment. May Almighty God forgive the sins of those that died grant them eternal rest, and grant their families the fortitude to bear their irreplaceable losses.

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“I pray to God Almighty to grant them quick recovery. I thank the government of Kaduna State for their kind and caring intervention for the affected victims. I urge governments at all levels, and the good people of Nigeria to help in setting up a foundation for compensation of families affected in this particular incident and similar incidents in the past, and most importantly, in educating the young children orphaned in this incident. I also donated #5million as my widows mite in support of the staff and victims treatment in the hospital.

“Furthermore, while thanking our gallant soldiers and other security agencies for the great work they are doing in securing Nigeria, especially at this challenging time, there is now a need for extra caution in their operations, because the occurrence of 16 mishaps which have claimed about 485 lives, since 2009 when we started the war against insurgency, is quite worrisome. We need to take every necessary precaution to avoid future occurrences while remaining focused on securing Nigeria.

“I call on the Federal Government of Nigeria to ensure that the rhetorics of support to security agencies now transcend mere words and letters to deliverable actions. The recent remark by the Chief of Defence Staff, General Musa, that not all their statutory allocations are released to them as and when due, must be looked into.

“We cannot, as a country, continue to release funds for the purchase of SUVs for politicians, renovations of buildings, unnecessary travels, parties, and conferences, while depriving resources to areas of top priority and great importance, like security, which if handled properly, will immensely contribute to turn around the sufferings of Nigerians, including farmers going back to their farms to tackle one big challenge fuelling inflation in Nigeria today – the cost of food items.

“Again, I maintain that we need to get our priorities right in our nation and channel our resources to more critical and productive areas that will be beneficial to Nigerians, and engender development in our nation. I remain committed to building Nigeria, the New Nigeria of our dreams.”

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