The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), on Monday, protested against the “accidental” bombing by the Nigerian Army at Tudun Biri village in the Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Daily Trust reports that the incident which claimed about 85 villagers and injured several others, has been widely condemned.
The IMN protest, which kicked off from the traffic before the Public Complaints Commission (PCC), Maitama, Abuja, terminated at the National Human Right Commission (NHRC), where a petition was submitted to the commission.
The letter dated December 11, 2023, was signed by Sheikh Sidi Munir Mainasara Sokoto, a member of the movement, and addressed to Anthony Ojukwu, Executive Secretary of NHRC.
The group called on Onukwu to pressurize the Federal Government to immediately investigate and prosecute the officers involved.
The Islamic movement said the claim by the Nigerian Army that the incident was a mistake is unacceptable, adding: “This is not the first of its kind.”
The group demanded the following:
“All people of conscience should come out publicly to condemn these atrocities and demand justice for the people of Tudun Biri;
“The perpetrators of this massacre should be identified, investigated, and prosecuted;
“An investigation should be conducted to ascertain what happened, the number of people killed or injured, and the losses incurred by the people of Tudun Biri as a result of this massacre;
“The Nigerian Army, Kaduna State Government, and the Federal Government of Nigeria should pay compensation to the families of victims of the Tudun Biri massacre.”