Kaduna Airstrike: Death Toll Rises to 127 in Error Bomb Attack  - The Top Society

Kaduna Airstrike: Death Toll Rises to 127 in Error Bomb Attack 


Survivors of the error bomb attack at Tudun Biri, located within the Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State,  disclosed a solemn death toll of 127 as of Wednesday evening. This distressing incident transpired amid the Maulud Nabbiy celebration, leaving several individuals still missing and unaccounted for.

At Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital on Wednesday, Idris Dahiru, a family member of one of the victims, shared that more injured individuals and lifeless bodies were brought to the hospital.

Dahiru, who claimed to have lost 34 members of his family, said:

“This morning, some people were picked in the forest and they were brought to the hospital. 

“The number of injured people has increased to 75, one person had died this morning. Some of the injured persons have been moved to other hospitals. Some have been moved to 44 Army Reference Hospital, One division Nigeria military facility, while some are still here in Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital.” 

The toll had initially stood at 120 on Wednesday, but reports indicated a distressing increase in casualties.

Imam Alh Ahmed Sanusi disclosed on Monday that they had laid to rest 100 victims, with the search team recovering an additional 20 bodies by Tuesday. The tragic count continued to climb as six more bodies were buried by Wednesday.

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Adding to the sorrow, one of the critically injured survivors succumbed to their injuries at Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital.

One of the survivors, Idris Yalo,  said:

“we are still traumatised, some of couldn’t eat since yesterday (Tuesday) because of the condition we are seeing our people in the hospital. One of the injured victims died this morning and he has been buried.

“We thank the state government. They were kind to our people in hospital. We were sleeping on the bare floor, but they’ve now provided us with beds and mattresses. “The Commissioner just left, she brought food to us. We are happy. 

“Prior to now, we had 66 injured persons in the hospital but the figure has gone up, seven additional victims were brought here yesterday. The seven persons were taken to the Army 1 Division medical facility. 

“Many other victims were not even found. Body parts were picked on nearby trees, roof tops.” 

Innocent civilians should be the utmost priority of our armed forces, and any actions to the contrary must be met with swift and appropriate consequences. 

“We urge the relevant authorities to act swiftly and decisively to prevent the recurrence of such a heartbreaking incident and to ensure that justice is served,” he said

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