Photo: Chief of Army Staff Leautenal General Taoreeq Lagbaja
The Supreme Council for Shari’ah in Nigeria urges the Nigerian military to promptly investigate the civilian bombardment in Tudun Biri village, Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State, and ensure those responsible face legal consequences.
The council emphasizes the need to hold accountable those perpetuating these repeated military errors to deter future incidents. The Secretary-General, Nafi’u Baba Ahmad, conveyed these concerns in a statement issued on Wednesday in Kaduna.
Ahmad criticizes the military’s acknowledgment of responsibility, citing it as yet another error without visible consequences or accountability.
He cites previous incidents, such as a similar military ‘error’ in 2017 at a Borno State refugee camp and a June 2023 bombing in Nasarawa State, both deemed mistakes by Nigerian security forces.
Expressing grave concern, Ahmad calls for an urgent investigation by the Nigerian military, urging them to scrutinize the circumstances leading to such actions and hold the culprits accountable.
He also calls for attention to the victims of the Tudun Biri bombardment, advocating for compensation (Diyyah) for the affected families.
In a compassionate gesture, the Council extends condolences to the government, Emir of Zazzau, and the people of Kaduna State during this mournful period. Ahmad calls upon all those affected by this unfortunate incident and the Muslim Ummah to find solace and pray for the departed souls’ repose and the swift recovery of the injured.