‘Acts of omission’ — DHQ to court martial two personnel over Kaduna airstrike

 Edward Buba, director of defence media operations, says two military personnel of the Nigerian Army are facing court martial over the airstrike that killed Kaduna residents last year.


Buba spoke in Abuja on Thursday during a media briefing on operations of the armed forces.


Many residents of Tudun Biri in Igabi LGA of Kaduna were killed in an “accidental airstrike” targeted at terrorists on  December 2, 2023.


The incident occurred when residents of the community were commemorating Maulud, the celebration of the birth of Prophet Mohammad.

He said any military personnel found guilty of involvement in the bombing would be punished.


He said an investigation has been carried out, adding that the army is determined to ensure the victims get justice.


“The military has conducted a painstaking investigation into the incident and has initiated disciplinary action against those culpable,” NAN quoted Buba as saying.


 “Accordingly, the affected personnel are to face a court martial for acts of omission or commission with respect to the incident.


“I am however constrained not to speak much about the incident as it would be adjudged as prejudicial being a case before court martial.


“The military will take extra precautions in the future to ensure that non-combatants are safe.”

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