VAM News Update
Idris Dahiru, a resident of Tudun Biri in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State said the Army’s aircraft bombardment on Sunday evening killed 34 of his family members.
Recall that several villagers were killed when a Nigerian Army drone unintentionally attacked a gathering of residents celebrating Maulud.
The military, on the other hand, expressed regret for the attack, claiming that it was intended to target terrorists.
Dahiru, in an interview with BBC Hausa, said: “Unexpected airstrikes shattered our annual Maulud celebration. The first bomb exploded without warning, killing innocent people, including women and children, the blast tore apart some victims.
“As we rushed to aid the injured, the jet returned, unleashing a second bomb, this time, many of those who had come to help were among the casualties.
“My family alone has lost 34 members in this tragedy. We have 66 loved ones receiving medical care at Barau Dikko Hospital.”