Update in kaduna killing: Nigeria Army takes responsibility 

The Nigerian Army has taken responsibility for Sunday’s Air Strike that left many villagers killed and several others injured at Tudun Biri village in Kaduna State.

This development was confirmed by Samuel Aruwan, the Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs at the end of an emergency security meeting on Monday.

Rovingnaijia had earlier reported that on Sunday night while the villagers were marking the Maulud celebration to commemorate the birth of Prophet Muhammad, an unmanned aerial vehicle bombed some parts of the community, killing about 30  people.

Following the incident, the Kaduna state government convened an emergency security meeting which on Monday was chaired by the Deputy Governor, Dr Hadiza Balarabe.

It was at the meeting which was attended by heads of security agencies, religious and traditional leaders as well as representatives of the Tudun Biri community, that core details regarding the incident were revealed.

Addressing journalists after the security meeting held behind closed door, Samuel Aruwan, explained that the bombing on the villagers was unintended and unfortunate.

The Commissioner explained that the troops of the Nigerian Army were on a routine mission against terrorists in the area and accidentally the operation affected members of the community.

He also disclosed that search and rescue operations are still ongoing, while those who were injured have been rushed to the Barau Dikko teaching hospital for treatment.

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Rita Elenwo

Rita Aletor- Elenwo, is a professional journalist with experience in broadcast, print and online reporting. A proud citizen of Edo state, Nigeria (Esan South East Local Government) Rita had her first degree in philosophy from Ebonyi State University (2008), PGD, in Communication from the University of Port Harcourt (2020), and currently in pursuit of an MSC degree in communication. Rita (nee Aletor-) is happily married with lovely children.

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