The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said it is alarmed by the killing of over 120 Nigerians and wounding of several others in the reported mishap bombing of Tudun Biri community in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State by the military.
The PDP lamented that the mishap bombing was heartrending and agonising given that the victims were harmless Nigerians who were observing their religious rites.
National publicity secretary of PDP, Hon Debo Ologunagba, said the fact that the area was bombed twice raises serious concern and questions which border on intelligence gathering, information processing, synergy, command and operation control coordination in the security system.
The PDP called on the federal government to immediately commence an independent system-wide inquiry to dispassionately investigate this sad and unfortunate episode.
“Our Party deeply commiserates with the families of the victims of the bombing and prays for the speedy recovery of the wounded.
“The PDP condoles with the Government and people of Kaduna State, particularly the Tudun Biri Community and urges the Federal Government to take necessary steps to compensate the families of dead as well as provide urgent medical attention to the wounded.
“Our Party also demands that the Federal Government declare a day of national mourning in memory of the dead.
“While calling for more professionalism in the battle against terrorism, the PDP urges Nigerians and indeed the military not to relent in the fight to end terrorism in our country,” the party said.