The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, on Tuesday, paid a visit to Kaduna State. The visit comes days after a Nigerian Army drone strike led to the death of over 85 civilians during Maulud celebration in Tudun Biri village.
The air strikes also left many injured villagers hospitalised.
Lagbaja also visited the Tudun Biri village where he attended the burial of the deceased.
This comes after the Nigerian Army took responsibility for the Air Strike.
The Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, made it known at the end of an emergency security meeting on Monday.
The statement read: “The Kaduna State Government has received briefings on Sunday night’s attack which left several citizens dead and others injured.
In a meeting presided over by the Deputy Governor, Dr Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe, which had in attendance heads of security agencies, and religious and traditional leaders, the Nigerian Army explained the circumstances which led to the unfortunate and unintended attack.
“The General Officer Commanding One Division Nigerian Army, Major VU Okoro explained that the Nigerian Army was on a routine mission against terrorists but inadvertently affected members of the community.”
See photos from the burial below: