Military officers to face court martial over Kaduna bombing

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The Military says two personnel are to face court martial, following the bombing in Tudun Biri, Kaduna State in December 2023, which reportedly killed scores of residents.

This is contained in a statement by Maj.-Gen. Edward Buba, Director, Defence Media Operations in Abuja.

He said the affected personnel would face court martial for acts of omission or commission.

According to the director, the decision to court-martial the personnel followed a thorough investigation into the incident.

“The outcome of investigations into the¬† Tudun Biri incident that occurred in Kaduna¬† State indicates that it was indeed a sad event that shouldn’t have occurred.

“The military has conducted a painstaking investigation into the incident and has initiated disciplinary action against those culpable,,”he said.

Buba said, while it would be prejudicial to speak further on the case since it was before a court, it was important to state that “the incident was a mistake.

“The victims of the strike were mistaken for terrorists.

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“However, on this note, on behalf of the CDS, officers and personnel of the AFN, our condolences goes out to the families and loved ones of all those killed by the sad air strike.

“It is hoped that there would be no repeat of strikes on non combatants in ongoing operations.”

He said the military would take precautions in future to ensure that non combatants were safe.

 

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