Idris Dahiru, a resident of Tudun Biri in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State, recounts the tragic loss of 34 family members during an aerial bombardment by the Nigerian Army on Sunday evening, Daily Trust reports.
According to a report by Daily Trust, over 90 villagers lost their lives as a Nigerian Army drone targeted a gathering of residents observing Maulud. The army expressed regret for the incident, asserting that the bombing was intended for terrorists.
Dahiru shared, “Our annual Maulud celebration was abruptly disrupted by unforeseen airstrikes. The initial bomb detonated without warning, claiming the lives of innocent people, including women and children, with some victims torn apart by the blast,” as he conveyed to BBC Hausa.
“As we hurried to assist the injured, the aircraft returned, releasing a second bomb. This time, many of those who had come to offer help became casualties themselves. In my family alone, we mourn the loss of 34 members in this tragedy. Currently, 66 of our loved ones are receiving medical care at Barau Dikko hospital,” he added.