🎧 Listen Live The Beat 99.9 FM

Live on air

Victims get mass burial as death toll from Kaduna village bombing rises to 120


December 6, 2023

On Tuesday, about 85 victims of the incident were given mass burial. The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Taoreed Lagbaja, who was present during the burial apologised to the people of the community. He said he has ordered a thorough inquiry into the incident to ascertain what led to the tragic incident.

Also, President Bola Tinubu and the Governor of Kaduna State, Uba Sani, have called for thorough investigations into the incident.

According to Amnesty International, The death toll from the accidental bombing of Tudun Biri community in the Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State has increased to 120.

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) had earlier put the casualty figure at 85, but on Tuesday, December 5, 2023, the Country Director of Amnesty International, Isah Sanusi, said over 120 persons died in the incident.

“I can confirm to you that the current number of casualties in the affected areas is more than 120 persons,” he said.

However, the NEMA Chief Information Officer in Kaduna, Halima Suleman, who spoke to ThePunch on the casualty figure, said the number the agency released on Monday had not been updated.

She said NEMA officials were in the affected communities, taking the injured to hospitals and providing relief for other locals.

“We are, of course, intervening in the communities, because our officials are on the ground there today. They took some persons to hospitals, provided relief items and gave moral support,” Suleman said.