MANY villagers are believed to be dead after a bomb was allegedly launched by a Nigerian Air Force fighter during a Maulud festival at Tudun Biri, a locality in Kaduna State’s Igabi Local Government Area.
Though specifics of the incident are still vague, preliminary reports indicate that approximately thirty people were killed in the incident yesterday, at 9:00 p.m.
According to residents the bomb went off as the community gathered to commemorate Maulud.
“They were celebrating Maulud (birth of Prophet Muhammad) when the jet dropped the bomb, resulting in the immediate death of more than 30 people,” a resident said.
There is concern that the death toll will rise.
When asked for response, Samuel Aruwan, Overseeing Commissioner of the State Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, stated that the government would address the media at the Government House in a news conference.
“We will brief the press on the situation at Government House because there will be a security meeting later.” So, let’s meet at 10 a.m.,” he said.
NAF had not to comment on the incident as at the publication time.