Tragedy Strikes During Maulud Celebration in Kaduna, Villagers Feared Dead in Bombing Incident

Many villagers are feared dead following a bomb allegedly dropped by a Nigerian Air Force jet during a Maulud celebration at Tudun Biri, a community within the Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

Many villagers are feared dead in a community within the Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State following a bomb reportedly dropped by a Nigerian Air Force jet during a Maulud celebration at Tudun Biri.

Though the details of the incident remain sketchy, preliminary reports indicate that about 30 people died during the incident on Sunday, around 9:00 p.m.

Details surrounding the incident are still emerging, but the initial reports suggest that a bomb, allegedly dropped by a Nigerian Air Force jet, caused significant casualties in the Tudun Biri community. The Maulud celebration, which should have been a moment of spiritual reflection and communal bonding, turned into a nightmare for the villagers.

The most heart-wrenching aspect of this tragedy is the loss of lives. As of now, approximately 30 people are feared dead, with many others injured. The affected families and the entire community are grappling with the shock and grief that accompanies such a sudden and catastrophic event. The aftermath of the bombing has left a profound impact on the lives of the villagers, creating a sense of sorrow and despair.

In the wake of the incident, emergency response teams have been mobilized to provide assistance to the affected villagers. Medical teams, rescue workers, and local authorities are working tirelessly to address the immediate needs of those injured and to offer support to the grieving families. The full extent of the damage is still being assessed, and additional resources are being deployed to manage the aftermath of the tragedy.

A former lawmaker, ,Senator Shehu Sani, had on Monday morning shared a post on his X handle indicating the incident occurred.

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According to Sani, “The translation of the post reveals that scores of people were killed yesterday by Ariel bombardment during a religious festival in a village near Kaduna Airport.Clarification is needed CC @NigAirForce @DefenceInfoNG.”

However, residents who spoke said the bomb struck while the villagers gathered to commemorate Maulud.

“They were celebrating Maulud (the birth of Prophet Muhammad) when the jet dropped the bomb, resulting in the immediate death of more than 30 people,” a resident said.

The Commissioner of the State Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who did not provide casualty figures, stated that the government would address the media in a press conference at the Government House.

“We will address the press at Government House on the situation because there will be a security meeting later. So, let’s meet by 10 a.m.,” he said.

NAF has not made any statement as regards the incident at the time of filing this report.

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