The governor of Kaduna State, Uba Sani, has said the state rebuilding of Tudun Biri village, destroyed by a military airstrike on Sunday, will commence within the next three weeks.
Sani who made this known while speaking on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Friday, said Vice President Kashim Shettima also assured him of the federal government’s full support in the reconstruction effort, saying the importance of rebuilding the community is to promote healing and restore calm in the area.
It would be recalled that the air strike intended to target terrorists, accidentally hit a religious gathering on Sunday, and killed no fewer than 85 civilians, leaving many injured.
The state government said: “Muslim faithful observing Maulud celebration were mistakenly killed and many others injured following a military drone attack targeting terrorists and bandits.”
However, Governor Sani during the interview with the Channels, said: “Mr. Vice President, yesterday, even this morning, I called him, and he assured me that the rebuilding of the community will start in the next three to four weeks maximum,” Sani said.
“Today they have taken responsibility and it’s a way forward. Having taken responsibility, We will have to fast-track the investigation and ensure that those involved are dealt with decisively.”