If you have loved ones or close relatives who reside in or visited Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State for the Maulud celebration, it will be a great idea to reach out to them as fast as you can.

This is because a great tragedy has befallen Tudun Biri, a community were the Maulud celebration was held.

Kaduna: How NAF Jet ‘Mistakenly’ Bombed Villagers During Maulud Celebration
Kaduna: How NAF Jet ‘Mistakenly’ Bombed Villagers During Maulud Celebration

A bomb allegedly dropped by a Nigeria Air Force (NAF) jet during the celebration killed many villagers.

As of the time of filing this report, the details of the incident remain sketchy.


However, reports have it that about 30 people lost their lives in the incident that happened on Sunday, around 9:00 p.m.

The Maulad Celebration

Residents of the affected community revealed that the bomb struck while the villagers gathered to commemorate Maulud in the village.


Also Read: Why Tinubu Didn’t Speak At COP28 Summit As Planned – FG Explains

A resident said: “They were celebrating Maulud (birth of Prophet Muhammad) when the jet dropped the bomb, resulting in the immediate death of more than 30 people”.

There is apprehension that the death toll may increase.

The Commissioner of the State Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, while speaking on the incident did not provide a casualty figure.


He, however, stated that the government would address the media in a press conference at the Government House.

He said: “We will address the press at Government House on the situation because there will be a security meeting later. So, let’s meet by 10 am”.


Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army has taken responsibility for the bombing.

It is not the first time that the military would attack civilian gatherings in the northern part of Ngieria, mistaking them for Boko Haram dissidents.

In 2022, an accidental air strike occurred in Zamfara, leaving several persons dead.

The situation requires a more critical look at the operations of the military, as it is leaving Nigeria with a huge colletaral damage.


Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.