Kaduna Bombing: How I lost 34 family members – Resident tearfully narrates


One Idris Dahiru says 34 of his family members died in the military air campaign in Kaduna state on Sunday.

Dahiru is a resident of Tudun Biri in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State that came under heaving military shelling over the weekend.

Recall that many villagers were reportedly killed when a Nigerian Army drone unintentionally attacked a gathering of residents celebrating Maulud.

The military, on the other hand, expressed regret for the attack, claiming that it was intended to target terrorists.

Speaking in an interview with BBC Hausa, Dahiru said the bombing disrupted their Maulud celebration as went off without notice kill many.

He said the bombing was done twice, killing those who had come to help the victims of the first airstrike.

said: “Unexpected airstrikes shattered our annual Maulud celebration. The first bomb exploded without warning, killing innocent people, including women and children, the blast tore apart some victims.

“As we rushed to aid the injured, the jet returned, unleashing a second bomb, this time, many of those who had come to help were among the casualties.

“My family alone has lost 34 members in this tragedy. We have 66 loved ones receiving medical care at Barau Dikko Hospital.”

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