President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has expressed appreciation to the Sultan of Sokoto and President General of Jama’atu Nasril Islam, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, for helping to calm frayed nerves over the Tudun Biri bombing mishap.
Tinubu spoke Monday through the Minister of Information and National Orientation, Alhaji Mohammed Idris Malagi, at the opening of JNI Central Council meeting in Minna.
He said, “Your Excellency, Your Highnesses, distinguished guests, your collective efforts are highly appreciated in helping to calm frayed nerves in the aftermath of the unfortunate Tudun Biri incident. May Allah bless your efforts.”
President Tinubu also described the incident as worrisome and painful adding that a directive for thorough and full-fledged investigation into the incident has been issued.
While calling for calm, the president said the authorities are looking diligently into the mishap.
The minister said, “President Tinubu has approved the commencement of the Fulako Initiative in which the federal government will build houses, clinics, schools, veterinary hospitals, empowerment initiatives, solar energy, and so on, as part of a non-kinetic response to the problems of banditry and kidnapping in the north.”
He added that the Fulako Initiative is President Tinubu’s unique humanitarian response to the effects of banditry in our communities.
“It will be implemented in Zamfara, Kebbi, Katsina, Kaduna, Niger and Benue states,” he said.
Earlier the Sultan of Sokoto and President General of Jama’atu Nasril Islam JNI said the organisation will not rest until justice is done to the victims of the Tudun Biri bombing mishap.
He said, “As I have said on Friday when we visited Kanfancha, the place of the incident, luckily the Chief of Army Staff was there, I made it clear that we will not sit idle until we see that justice is done to those who were killed.”