In a determined stance on accountability, the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Christopher Musa, has pledged that anyone found responsible for the Kaduna bombing incident will face appropriate punishment. Speaking in an interview on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Tuesday, General Musa emphasized the Armed Forces of Nigeria’s commitment to defending democracy and assured that corrective action will be taken.
Following President Bola Tinubu’s directive for a thorough investigation into the matter, General Musa affirmed the military’s allegiance to the government and the nation. He stated, “Nobody should have any fear. We would make amends after the committee [to probe the matter] has come up [with its report]. Anybody who is found culpable will face the music.”
The Defence Chief highlighted the ongoing investigation into the accidental military airstrike in Kaduna, underscoring the military’s commitment to transparency. Once the investigation was concluded, General Musa assured the public that the findings would be made public, emphasizing sincerity, fairness, and impartiality in the process. He stated, “We are sincere, we are fair, we are impartial. We want to know what happened so that we can make amends. I can assure you that nothing will be swept under the carpet.”
Expressing regret for the airstrike, General Musa conveyed the military’s deep concern, emphasizing that the incident was not intentional. He stated, “Anytime we have mistakes, we take ownership and we feel extremely very bad about it, especially when we lose our troops in war.” General Christopher called on Nigerians to continue supporting the troops in the collective effort to combat banditry and other crimes.