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Army takes responsibility for air strike that killed 30 Kaduna residents

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The Nigerian Army has officially acknowledged responsibility for the air strike that resulted in casualties at Tudun Biri village in Kaduna State on Sunday.

The Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, made this announcement after an emergency security meeting on Monday.

Earlier reports had incorrectly attributed the operation to the Nigerian Air Force, a claim refuted by the Air Force.

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The incident occurred during the Maulud celebration in Tudun Biri when an unmanned aerial vehicle bombed parts of the community which resulted in the death of over 30 villagers.

During the security meeting chaired by the Deputy Governor, Dr Hadiza Balarabe, core details about the incident were revealed.

Aruwan addressed journalists after the closed-door meeting, explaining that the unintended bombing occurred while troops of the Nigerian Army were on a routine mission against terrorists in the area.

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“The Nigerian Army was on a routine mission against terrorists but inadvertently affected members of the community,” stated Aruwan.

He expressed regret over the unintended consequences of the operation and disclosed ongoing search and rescue operations.

Those injured have been swiftly taken to Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital for treatment.

“The Kaduna State Government has received briefings on Sunday night’s attack, which left several citizens dead and others injured,” the Aruwan said.

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