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Tinubu Expresses Disturbance Over Kaduna Village Bombing

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President Bola Tinubu expressed deep sorrow on Tuesday regarding the accidental bombing of Tudun Biri community in Kaduna State by the Nigerian Army, describing it as “very unfortunate, disturbing, and painful.” In a statement titled ‘President Tinubu condoles with Kaduna State government, families of victims over bombing mishap,’ Tinubu’s grief was conveyed through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale.
President Tinubu extended his sympathies to the families of the victims and the government of Kaduna State. The statement highlighted Tinubu’s indignation and grief over the tragic loss of lives in the incident. The mistargeted bombing, which occurred during the celebration of Maulud, an Islamic event, resulted in the death of at least 85 villagers and sparked widespread outrage.
Residents of the affected communities reported that military bombs were dropped during the celebration, leading to local and international condemnation. Community and religious leaders described the incident as “harrowing” and “painful,” emphasizing the repeated cases of military air raids causing harm to innocent people.
To prevent a major crisis, the Deputy Governor of Kaduna State, Hadiza Balarabe, visited Islamic clerics, while Governor Uba Sani ordered a thorough investigation into the bombing to prevent future occurrences. Survivors and eyewitnesses reported that about 93 bodies had been buried by Monday evening.
In response to the incident, President Tinubu directed a “thorough and full-fledged investigation” and called for calm while authorities diligently look into this and similar mishaps that have claimed 386 lives since 2014. He also emphasized the need for swift and comprehensive medical attention for surviving victims and extended prayers for the repose of the souls of the deceased.

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