By Emmanuel Adeleke
Hundreds of Protesters, on Wednesday, stormed the National Assembly complex in Abuja over Sunday’s bombing in Tudun Biri,l village Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Recall that airstrikes targeting terrorists hideout accidentally hit civilians during a religious celebration in Tudun Biri. Nigerian Army had since accepted responsibility for the incident.
The protesters, who occupied the National Assembly gate for more than two hours, demanded justice for the victims and challenged the Minister of Defence, Abubakar Badaru, to either live up to his responsibility or resign.
According to Amnesty International, the death toll from the incident had risen to 120.
Addressing newsmen, the leader of the protesters,under the aegis of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), North West Zone, and Arewa Youth Movement (AYM), Nasir Ishaku, said security situation in the country keeps deteriorating since the inauguration of Badaru as Minister of Defence
“For those who have eyes to see, let them see well, and those who have ears to hear, let them listen attentively. Nigeria is not well because Nigerians are being killed day by day.
“Security situation in the country keeps deteriorating since his (Badaru) Inauguration as Minister of Defence. These two organisations have a moral obligation to express our grievances because Nigeria is in shambles in terms of security of lives and property, most especially, in the Northern Nigeria.
“Nigeria keeps losing members of the armed forces which include the Army, Air Force, Navy and members of the Nigeria Police Force. Our university students are still in captivity and no one knows their whereabouts. These are the clear indications that the minister is incompetent to handle that sensitive ministry. Therefore, he should wake up to his responsibilities or resign,” he said.