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  • News - North West - Kaduna
  • Updated: December 04, 2023

Gov Sani probes killing of villagers in Kaduna military operations

Gov Sani probes killing of villagers in Kaduna military oper

The Governor of Kaduna State, Uba Sani has directed the immediate investigation into the killing of villagers in error by the military.

A military drone had in error attacked Muslim residents who were observing their Maulud celebration at the Tudun Biri village in Afaka ward of Rigasa District, Igabi Local Government Area of the state.

The attack led to the killing of many while others sustained injuries.

The governor who was shocked of the tragic incident said search and rescue operation was ongoing at the scene.

He added that a top government delegation has already been dispatched to visit the location, commiserate with the victim's families and advice government on the immediate support measures. 

As contained in a statement personally signed by the governor on Monday, he extended his sympathy to the bereaved family on behalf of the government and people of the state.

While wishing the injured victims quick recovery, he prayed to Allah to grant the deceaseds Aljannatul Firdaus. 

The statement partly reads: "I have ordered 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 prioritized 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."

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