5th December, 2023
INVESTIGATE, COMPENSATE KILLING OF120 VILLAGERS – MURIC
One hundred and twenty (120) villagers were reportedly struck dead at Tudun-Biri, Igabi Local Government of Kaduna State by the Nigerian Army on Sunday night 3rd December, 2023 as they celebrated the Maulud an-Nabiyy. The Nigerian Army has accepted responsibility for the attack.
Meanwhile the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has condemned the attack. In a statement issued by its Executive Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola on Tuesday, 5th December, 2023, the group described the incident as sad and unprofessional. MURIC also demanded proper investigation and compensation for the victims.
The full statement reads:
“Army drones killed 120 innocent villagers at Tudun-Biri, Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Sunday, 3rd December, 2023. The victims were celebrating the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) when the ugly incident occurred.
“Although the Nigerian Army has accepted responsibility for the attack. We strongly condemn the killing of unarmed and innocent villagers. The incident reflects carelessness and lack of professionalism.
“MURIC demands full investigation into the circumstances surrounding this disaster. Those found responsible for the callous murder of these innocent Muslim villagers must be made to face the full wrath of the law.
“We also demand full compensation for lives lost and properties destroyed in this thoughtless attack. Live is sacred and soldiers should not turn innocent civilians to lawful targets of their killing machines.”
Professor Ishaq Akintola,
Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC).