Kaduna Drone Strike: Defence Minister For State, CDS, General Musa Visit Victims, Commiserate with Tudun Biri Community

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Christopher Gwabin Musa and the Minister of State for Defence, Bello Matawalle have visited the victims of Sunday’s accidental bombing in  Tudun Biri community in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The CDS, General Musa and the minister today, 5th December 2023 visited the victims at the Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital in Kaduna.

They were received by the Deputy Chief Medical Director of the hospital Dr Shuaibu Musa. The Matawalle and the Chief of Defence Staff went through different wards in the hospital to commiserate with the injured.

Speaking to Journalists, the Defence Minister of State, prayed for the repose of the dead victims and a quick recovery for those wounded in the accidental bombing.

"We are not going to relent in our actions because these criminals must be defeated by God’s grace. So, we are going to continue fighting the criminals till we succeed in fighting against banditry and other criminality in this country" he noted

While giving an update about the victims, Dr Shuaibu said 71 persons were brought to the hospital but one died last night.

“So, we have a total of 71 patients that were brought in. Of these 71, one died last night. So, we have about 70 currently in admission,” the doctor said.

“Most of them, we have stabilized, those that needed blood, we transfused. For those that needed surgery, emergency surgery, we did carry out the emergency surgeries and many of them are now stable and we are about to start discharging some of them that are even stable.

“Some of them with minor degrees of injuries may be discharged to the community.”

He said the CDS promised to give the victims all things required to speedy their recovery. The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) said that terrorists were embedded with civilians in the wake of the accidental air strike.

A survivor Idris Tahiru, said the bomb was thrown twice, adding that about 90 persons were affected by the accidental bombing. 

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