Nigerian Army Admits to Mistakenly Bombing ‘150’ Innocent Villagers After Initial Denial
News Update: Tragedy Strikes as Nigerian Army Mistakenly Bombs Kaduna Villagers
In a shocking incident on Sunday, the Nigerian Army accidentally bombed Tudun Biri in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State, resulting in the tragic death of several villagers who were celebrating Maulud, an Islamic event.
The military’s mistaken identification of the villagers as terrorists sparked widespread condemnation, both locally and internationally.
Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the Army’s responsibility for the airstrike.
The revelation comes in the wake of the Nigerian Army’s initial denial of any involvement in the bombing of the village.
Despite conflicting reports on the exact casualty figures, with NEMA reporting 85 deaths and Senator Shehu Sani claiming 150 lives lost, the gravity of the incident remains deeply troubling.
Former media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, Bashir Ahmed, expressed disbelief, questioning how the army could mistakenly “kill 126 innocent souls.” The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Senator Shehu Sani, labeled the event as “horrendous mass murder and genocide,” demanding justice for the victims.
Security expert Mr Akogwu John, in an exclusive chat with newsmen, voiced concerns over the lack of proper surveys before the military operation. He emphasized the need for transparency, urging the army to release the identities of those responsible for the operation.
As Nigerians await official explanations and corrective measures from the Nigerian Army, the tragic incident raises critical questions about the protocols in place to prevent such errors and underscores the importance of prioritizing civilian safety in military operations.
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