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Military drone strike: Northern Govs express shock, mourn victims

Military drone strike: Northern Govs express shock, mourn victims

Military drone strike: Northern Govs express shock, mourn victims

The Northern States Governors’ Forum has expressed deep sorrow and sadness over the Nigerian Army drone bombing of Eid -el-Maulud celebrants in Tudun Biri Community of Kaduna State.

The Chairman of the forum, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, of Gombe State in a statement on Tuesday expressed heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims.

Yahaya also extended his condolences to the government and people of Kaduna State, describing the loss of 93 innocent lives as a heartbreaking tragedy.

He said, “the fight against banditry and terrorism remains crucial, but that it must be executed with the highest level of professionalism and care to prevent such heart-wrenching accidents.”
He strongly called for a comprehensive and thorough investigation into the unfortunate incident.
Shadanpamaeporters recall that the attack on Sunday night in Tudun Biri vi llage of Kaduna State took place as some Muslims gathered to observe the holiday celebrating the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad.

The civilians were mistakenly killed and many others were wounded by a military drone targeting terrorists and bandits.
The recent incident, as explained by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, occurred during aerial patrols when a group of individuals was wrongly identified and misinterpreted as bandits, leading to the unfortunate drone strike.

President Bola Tinubu has ordered an investigation into a military drone strike that killed 85 civilians gathered for a religious celebration on Sunday.

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