A public affairs analyst and member of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Usman Yusuf, has demanded the resignation of military top brass over the accidental bombing that killed 85 villagers and injured several others at Tudun Biri village in the Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Sunday.
He lamented that it was an irresponsible development, adding that the military which ought to protect Nigerians against external threats was killing the people.
Yusuf shared his reservation during an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today programme on Tuesday.
He asserted that in other countries all military chiefs would have tendered their resignation letters over the accident
“They will all resign; everybody in the chain of command will be fired. The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), everybody will go and the President will cut his trip and return home,” he said.
Speaking further, the NEF chieftain argued that a high-powered, independent committee headed by a retired CJN should be established to investigate the dire incident.
“The Army cannot investigate itself; there should be a high-powered, independent committee headed by a retired CJN (Chief Justice of Nigeria) and in there, there should be a service chief,” Yusuf said.
He said foreign countries would be hesitant about selling arms to the Nigerian military “when they are dropping it on our people”.