Army Apologises for Killing Civilians in Kaduna

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The Nigerian Army has taken responsibility for the Sunday night bomb attack, which led to the death of dozens of civilians in Kaduna State.

The Army said the villagers were inadvertently affected during its routine mission against terrorists in the axis.

It was gathered that the villagers were observing maulad, a muslim feast at Kurmin Biri village of Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State when a plane hovered above the celebrants and dropped a bomb.

The General Officer Commanding One Division Nigerian Army, Major General VU Okoro, explained that the Nigerian Army was on a routine mission against terrorists but inadvertently affected members of the community.

The deputy governor, at the end of the closed-door meeting, conveyed the condolences of the government and people of Kaduna State to the families that lost their loved ones and prayed for the repose of the victims’ souls. 

As of the time of this update, search-and-rescue efforts are still ongoing, as dozens of injured victims have been evacuated to Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital by the government.

On the spot, about 30 villagers died, according information obtained from a survivor.

Meanwhile, a local said Tudun Biri village was bombed by a flying object and killed locals who were attending a religious ceremony on Sunday night.

We were celebrating Maulud when the jet dropped the bomb. It resulted in the immediate death of more than 30 people,” the local alleged.

The Nigerian Army authority felt very sorry for the incident and apologizes for bombing and killing innocent civilians in Kaduna state.

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