Kaduna State Governor, Uba Sani has ordered a full investigation into Sunday’s military air strike at Tudun Biri village which claimed the lives of over 50 people.
Recall that INFORMATION NIGERIA earlier reported that some villagers while observing Maulud celebration, were mistakenly killed and many others injured following a military drone attack targeting terrorists and bandits.
In a statement issued on Monday, to condole with the people of Tudun Biri community over the tragic incident, Sani said that his administration is determined to prevent a repeat of the incident.
He reassured the citizens that their security and protection will be prioritised in the sustained fight against terrorists, bandits and other criminal elements.
Governor Sani said: “I received with shock news of the tragic incident at Tudun Biri village, Afaka ward of Rigasa District of Igabi Local Government.
“Muslim faithful observing Maulud celebration were mistakenly killed and many others injured, following a military drone attack targeting terrorists and bandits.”
“The state government has dispatched top government officials to the area to assess the situation, reach out to the families of the victims and advise the government on the immediate actions/measures to be taken to lessen the pains of the families of the victims.
“I have ordered an immediate investigation into the tragic incident.
“We are determined to prevent a repeat of this tragedy and reassure our people that their protection would be prioritised in the sustained fight against terrorists, bandits and other criminal elements.
“I have also directed the immediate evacuation of the injured to the Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital for emergency medical attention.
“The government will be responsible for their treatment and related logistics.
“I appeal to the affected community and all citizens to keep calm and continue to support the security forces and the state government in our battle against terrorists, bandits, kidnappers and other criminal elements in Kaduna State.
“I am in consultation with the security forces to ensure that such mistakes are avoided in future operations.
“On behalf of the government and people of Kaduna State, I wish to express our heartfelt sympathies to the families who lost their loved ones.
“May Allah in his mercy grant all of the victims Aljannah Firdaus, and their families the fortitude to bear these irreparable losses.
“Our heartfelt commiserations also go to those who sustained injuries. We wish them a speedy recovery.”