Death toll hits 120 in Kaduna village bombing

Death toll reaches 120 in bomb attack in Kaduna village

The death toll from the bombing of Muslims celebrating Maulud Nabbiy in Tudun Biri village in Igabi Local Government Area of ​​Kaduna State has risen to 120 as Amnesty International officials who visited the affected communities confirmed the increase of the number of deaths.

An airstrike aimed at flushing out terrorists accidentally hit civilians during a religious celebration on the night of Sunday, December 3.

The Army took responsibility for the incident.

On the evening of Monday, December 4, the National Emergency Management Agency estimated the number of casualties at 85, adding that 66 victims suffered injuries.

However, giving an update on the tragic incident, Amnesty International's National Director, Isah Sanusi, said that the organization's staff were on the ground in the affected communities and counted more than 120 people who died in the bombing.

He said: “I can confirm that the current number of casualties in the affected areas is more than 120 people.”

He explained that there were at least 77 bodies buried in each of the mass graves, insisting that the number of victims was higher than that declared by NEMA.

“According to our contact who was at the mass burial site, there were at least 77 bodies in each of the mass graves. There are also 17 other people who are from neighboring villages who lost their lives in the horrific incident,” he said.


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