Victims or Deceased Names: No specific names are mentioned in the given text. : “Kaduna villagers sue FG for N33bn over bombing incident that killed 100

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : The residents of Tudun Biri, a community in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State, have taken legal action against the Federal Government, seeking compensation amounting to a staggering N33 billion. This demand comes in the aftermath of a tragic incident where more than 100 villagers lost their lives due to a bomb dropped on their village by the Nigerian Army.

The Kaduna State Government has confirmed that the responsibility for the aerial bombardment lies with the Nigerian Army, leading to the untimely deaths of numerous innocent individuals. In response to this devastating event, President Bola Tinubu promptly ordered an investigation to determine the circumstances that led to the error drone bombing and pledged to hold those responsible accountable for their actions.

Taking matters into their own hands, a representative of the affected villagers, Dalhatu Salihu, along with their lawyer Mukhtar Usman, filed a lawsuit on December 8, 2023, at the Federal High Court in Kaduna. Seeking justice and recompense, the villagers demand not only the substantial compensation but also a public apology to be published in at least three national newspapers. Their intention is to ensure that the fundamental rights of the survivors of this incident are acknowledged and upheld.

In their plea for justice, the villagers emphasize the violation of their deceased kinsmen’s fundamental right to life, enshrined in Section 33 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Article 10(1) of the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights (Ratification Enforcement) Act (Cap 10) LFN 2010. They argue that the aerial bombardment conducted by personnel under the command and supervision of the Chief of Army Staff constitutes an illegal, unlawful, and unconstitutional act.

As of now, no specific date has been set for the court hearing. The case is expected to shed light on the circumstances surrounding this tragic incident and provide the affected villagers with the justice and closure they seek. The outcome of this legal battle will not only determine the fate of the survivors but also serve as a precedent for similar cases in the future.

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