The Kaduna State Government has received briefings on the Sunday night incident of alleged missed target airstrike on Tudun Biri village in the state, which left several citizens dead and others injured.
In a statement issued by Overseeing Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State, Samuel Aruwan, a meeting was presided over by the Deputy Governor, Dr Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe, attended by heads of security agencies and religious and traditional leaders, where the Nigerian Army explained the circumstances which led to what it calls “unfortunate and unintended”.
The General Officer Commanding One Division Nigerian Army, Major 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.