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Northern govs donate N180m to Kaduna bombing victims


Northern governors have collectively donated the sum of N180 million to the victims of the recent Kaduna air mishap, which claimed the lives of over 80 people and left many injured.

The donation was made during a meeting of the nineteen governors from the region in Kaduna on Friday.

Chairman of the Northern Governors’ Forum, Inuwa Yahaya, stated during a press briefing, “Your excellencies and colleagues, distinguished members of the press, as you can see, we are presenting our support to the victims of Tundun Biri [accident] and the Kaduna state government to further support them.”

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He continued, “On behalf of the Northern Governors’ Forum, we hereby make this donation so that the government of Kaduna State will use it to support the victims.”

The Gombe governor expressed condolences, praying for comfort for the victims and the Kaduna State Government over the loss.

He also urged for the souls of those affected to rest in peace, emphasizing the need for adequate compensation for the victims.

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This donation follows a previous contribution by lawmakers from the region weeks after the tragic incident.
The Federal Government has initiated a probe into the incident, and conflicting reports initially emerged regarding which branch of the military was responsible.