Kaduna Govt celebrate Christmas with Tudun Biri residents

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Kaduna State government delegation led by the Overseeing Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, yesterday celebrated Christmas with the people of Tudun Biri, the village erroneously bombed by the military drone.

The State Government donated foodstuffs and soft drinks to the Christian faithfuls after a the the Christmas church service in the troubled village.

After leading service of songs during the worship session, the Commissioner urged the villagers to have faith in their creator regardless of the tragic incident.

He stated: “We are here to join celebrate the Tudun Biri Community in celebrating Christmas and to extend solidarity with them. 

It’s important to rekindle hope and spiritual rejuvenation, letting them know they are not alone. The people of Kaduna State, the government, Federal government, and the Armed forces are with them.”

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He emphasized that, the ongoing efforts by both state and federal governments to improve the lives of the villagers will not stop, acknowledging that the airstrike on the community was an unfortunate incident.

The Commissioner highlighted the unity displayed, noting the presence of Muslims in the church as a clear indication of the shared identity of the people.

Aruwan mentioned that, the commencement of road construction leading to the village is a clear indication that, the government will fulfill promises made to the people of Tudun Biri.

He also assured the villagers that security plans for the area were in progress, emphasizing the continuous presence of the military and routine patrols since the incident.

Pastor of the Nagarta Baptist Church, Tudun Biri, Reverend Musa Saidu, acknowledged concerns among the Christian community about celebrating Christmas in the village, saying that, the government’s assurance of safety encouraged them to gather in the church, unlike the experience of the previous years.

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Reverend Saidu recalled past challenges, noting that, six years ago bandits chased them during a church service.

The Reverend appealed to the government to provide opportunities for youths who have completed their secondary education.

Other villagers echoed the sentiment that this year’s Christmas came amidst mourning over the tragic incident that claimed many lives in the village.

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