During a Maulud celebration at Tudun Biri, a village in Kaduna State, Nigeria, a bomb purportedly dropped by a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) jet has reportedly led to the tragic loss of numerous lives. The incident occurred on Sunday around 9:00 pm, and as of the time of this report, the details of the event remain unclear.
It is said that the bomb struck while villagers were gathered to commemorate Maulud, the celebration of the birth of Prophet Muhammad. According to residents, more than 30 people lost their lives instantly in the aftermath of the bomb explosion. There is a sense of fear and uncertainty in the community, with concerns that the death toll might rise.
The Commissioner of the State Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, acknowledged the incident but did not provide a specific count of casualties.
He mentioned that the government would hold a press conference at the Government House, where more information and updates on the situation would be shared. A security meeting is also scheduled for later.
This unfortunate event has left the affected community in shock and mourning, and there is a pressing need for a comprehensive response and investigation to understand the circumstances surrounding the incident.
The aftermath of the bomb drop has undoubtedly created a challenging situation that requires careful attention and swift action to address the immediate and long-term consequences for the affected individuals and the community as a whole.