The Nigerian Army has taken responsibility for Sunday’s AIR STRIKE which killed many villagers and left several others injured at Tudun Biri village in Kaduna State.
The Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, had confirmed the development at the end of an emergency security meeting held yesterday.
It was earlier reported that while the villagers were marking the Maulud celebration to commemorate the birth of Prophet Muhammad, an “unmanned aerial Drone” bombed some parts of the community, killing a yet to be ascertained number of individuals.
Following the incident, the Kaduna state government convened an emergency security meeting which was yesterday chaired by the Deputy Governor, Dr Hadiza Balarabe.
The meeting which had in attendance, Heads of security agencies, religious and traditional leaders as well as representatives of the community, had recounted core details regarding the incident.
Addressing journalists afterwards, Samuel Aruwan, had however explained that the bombing on the villagers was un-intended and unfortunate. The Commissioner further 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.