Tension over 85 killed in Army’s error bombing of bandits in Kaduna

The Nigerian Army has admitted to dropping a bomb on a village in Kaduna State, killing at least 85 people who were celebrating an Islamic festival on Sunday night.

The incident, which occurred at Tudun Biri in the Igabi Local Government Area, sparked widespread anger and condemnation from local and international groups, who demanded justice and accountability for the victims.

The Deputy Governor of Kaduna State, Hadiza Balarabe, visited Islamic clerics in the state to calm the situation, while the Governor, Senator Uba Sani, ordered an investigation into the cause of the bombing and how to prevent such errors in the future.

Among the groups that condemned the bombing were the Christian Association of Nigeria, Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, Human Rights Watch, and Amnesty International, who expressed concern over the recurrent cases of erroneous bombings by the military in the country.

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