Sad: Jet Suspected To Be Of Nigerian Air Force Mistakenly Dropped Bomb In Kaduna Community Killing Over 50 Persons
Over 120 Kaduna villagers are feared dead following a bomb allegedly dropped by a Nigerian Air Force jet during a Maulud celebration at Tudun Biri, a community within Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State. Though details of the incident remain sketchy, preliminary reports indicate that about 30 people died during the incident on Sunday, around 9:00 pm.
Residents told Daily Trust that the bomb struck while the villagers gathered to commemorate Maulud in the village. “They were celebrating Maulud (birth of Prophet Muhammad) when the jet dropped the bomb, resulting in the immediate death of more than 30 people,” a resident said. An X user, @Mallam_jabeer who visited the scene shared gory images of people killed by the bomb.
There is apprehension that the death toll may increase. When reached for comment, Samuel Aruwan, Overseeing Commissioner of the State Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, did not provide casualty figures, stating that the government would address the media in a press conference at the Government House. “We will address the press at Government House on the situation because there would be a security meeting later. So, let’s meet by 10 am,” he said.