- The Nigerian Army has been knocked over the misfire that reportedly happened, and some villagers in Kaduna state were mistakenly bombed
- Some Nigerians have taken to their social media to express their anger about the development and registered their grievances about the situation
- Bashir Ahmad, a former aide to immediate past President Muhammadu Buhari, described the situation as unfortunate
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Nigerians have started reacting to the killing of some villagers at the Tudun Biri in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State following a report of bombing from the Nigerian Army on Sunday evening, December 3.
According to The Punch, the Kaduna state government said the military admitted to having mistakenly dropped the bomb on the villagers who were celebrating Maulud Nabiyy, killing no fewer than 30 people.
How Nigerians react to misfire by Nigerian Army
Some prominent Nigerians took to their social media to condemn the situation. Below are some of their reactions:
A former aide to the immediate past President Muhammadu Buhari described the situation as unfortunate. He said:
"Unfortunately! The Nigerian Army has claimed responsibility for the bombing of villagers during a Maulud Nabiyy (SAW) celebration at Tudun Biriin in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The army, however, said the airstrikes were inadvertent, saying operatives were targeting terrorists.
"Over 30 residents were feared dead in the airstrikes on Sunday night.
Amnesty International Nigeria
The Nigeria chapter of the amnesty international have also condemned the situation, saying launching airstrike was never a standard practice. The group said:
"Amnesty International strongly condemns air strikes by the Nigerian Army launched on Tudun Biri village in Igabi LGA of Kaduna state. Over 120 civilians have been killed and dozens injured. Launching air raids is not a legitimate law enforcement method by anyone’s standard."
Sammy Desh condemned the situation, adding that no one has ever been punished for such ack in the history of the country. He said.
"How does the Nigerian Army keep murdering civilians with air strikes and later claiming it to be an error.
"Even worse is the fact that heads never roll, and people just move on like it's nothing."
Kawu Garba condemned the situation, adding that the military would never be intentional in killing the villagers and urged Nigerians not to cancel their efforts in combating the terrorist in the northern Nigeria. He said:
It's horrifying seeing the video of the people mistakenly bombed by the Nigerian army in a village part of Kaduna state yesterday.
A thorough investigation must be carried out and the families of the victims should be compensated. This must never happen again.
Jafar Jafar, a journalist, said Nigerian army did not have the deployment of drone against terrorist, and that it is always on the advice of the US intelligence.
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His tweet reads in part:
"The killing of at least 30 civilians in drone attacks at Tudun Biri, Igabi LGA of Kaduna State by the Nigerian Army is another sad intelligence foul-up in the annals of war against terrorism.
"I’m not certain about drones, but I learn on good authority that the Nigerian military does not have full control over deployment of its advanced air assets, especially Super Tucanos. The US, according to a military source, has ‘veto’ over where, when how to use “our” Tucanos to fight terrorists in Nigeria."
Tears as former army boss, GOC General Kure, dies at 84
Legit.ng earlier reported that the family of the former General Officer Commanding (GOC) General Yohanna Yerima Kure (Rtd) has been thrown into mourning and lamentation.
This is as the former army general passed away at 84 in Kaduna, his home state, after a lengthy illness.
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Yerima was a former GOC of the Nigerian Army’s 82 Amour Division in Enugu and the 2 Mechanised Division in Ibadan, Oyo state capital.
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