Governor Uba Sani of Kaduna State has mandated a prompt investigation into the circumstances surrounding an airstrike in Tudun Biri village, Igabi Local Government Area. The military airstrike, which occurred on Sunday during the celebration of the Maulud festival, resulted in the inadvertent killing of several individuals.
In a statement released on Monday, the governor expressed his shock over the tragic incident, emphasizing that the Muslim faithful observing the Maulud celebration were mistakenly targeted during a military drone attack aimed at terrorists and bandits. Governor Sani highlighted that search and rescue operations were underway, with top government officials dispatched to assess the situation, reach out to the victims’ families, and provide recommendations for immediate actions to alleviate their suffering.
The governor asserted his commitment to preventing a recurrence of such a tragedy and assured the public that the protection of citizens would remain a top priority in the ongoing efforts against terrorists, bandits, and criminal elements. He ordered an immediate investigation into the incident and directed the evacuation of the injured to the Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital for urgent medical attention, with the state government taking responsibility for their treatment and related logistics.
Governor Sani urged the affected community and all residents to remain calm, continuing their support for the security forces and the state government in the collective battle against terrorism, banditry, kidnapping, and other criminal activities in Kaduna State. He reassured the public that consultations with the security forces were ongoing to prevent such mistakes in future operations.
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