Many residents have been reportedly killed in an accidental air strike carried out by a Nigerian Army aircraft at Tudun Biri village in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The incident is said to have occurred around 9pm on Sunday, when villagers gathered for Maulud celebration.
The Kaduna state government in its reaction says it has received briefings from security forces on the attack which is said to have left an unknown number of citizens dead and many others injured.
At a meeting presided over by Deputy Governor Hadiza Balarabe, which had in attendance heads of security agencies, religious and traditional leaders, the Nigerian Army explained the circumstances that led to the unintended attack.
The General Officer Commanding One Division of the Nigerian Army in Kaduna, Major General VU Okoro explained that the Nigerian Army was on a routine mission against terrorists before its operations inadvertently affected members of the community resulting in a collateral damage.