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“Let’s move on” – Ribadu reacts to killing of over 90 Kaduna villagers by Army

Nigeria’s National Security Adviser (NSA), Nuhu Ribadu, has reacted to the killing of over 90 villagers in Tudun Biri by the Army.

Ribadu, who visited the village earlier today to condole with victims of the airstrike, described the incident as regrettable. 

He, however, urged survivors to move forward with the lessons learnt from the unfortunate incident.

“We are here to physically see and also talk directly to the people, victims, and families and make an assessment for the Federal Government,” Ribadu said.

“It is a tragedy and misfortune. But it has happened. What matters is how we move forward, what we are going to learn from here, and what exactly we need to do,” he added.

Ribadu made this comment in the company of senators from northern Nigeria who went on a fact-finding visit to the village, according to ChannelsTV.

Over 90 people celebrating Maulud at Tudun Giri village in Igabi Local Government area of Kaduna State were killed by military air strikes on Sunday. 

Idris Dahiru, a resident of Tudun Biri, narrated how the Nigerian Army released a bomb on villagers celebrating Maulud, killing 34 members of his family.

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13 Comments

  1. This shows the level of backwardness our security operatives are in terms of intelligence gathering. Its a costly mistake and all involved needs to be dealt with accordingly. There is an appropriate section of the constitution and internationàl law that specify punishment for such dastarly act.

  2. I still can’t understand all this tales by moon light stories, that our own security are killing us in our villages and claim it was a mistake? Where are the intelligence?

  3. When you carry someone else’s brother’s corpse it’s as though you carry a log of wood.Move on to where?A military that killed the very same people they are paid to protect.
    All we demand is justice for the fallen compatriots. This must not go in the lube of endsars panels which were criminally swept under the carpets.
    Haven’t we wasted enough lives in this country?.

  4. move on to where, after the number of life lost. considering your own so children are among. Nigeria is becoming ad fail state. but with proper and committed solutions miracle can happen

  5. May Allah Ta’ala forgive the souls of the departed and may Allah Ta’ala give us the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. It is very unfortunate that with current technology at our disposal, such a mistake could happen. To err is human and to forgive is divine.
    I pray that such mistake should not happen in the country ever again, amen.

  6. This is military operation. Just bomb in the village were poor people lived in. This mistaken we are hoping to happen in the villa or NDA

  7. What did he mean by move on? Did he think it’s easy for the deceased family to just move on and forget their love ones , it not easy. I suggest the F G should compatiate each family to reduce their pain

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