Human right violation: Benue indigenes demand N1tn from FG as compensation

Benue state indigenes are demanding the payment of N1tn damages from the Nigerian government for violation of their human rights.

The indigenes dragged the Federal Government before the ECOWAS Court of Justice in 2016 for alleged complicity and failure to protect lives and property from armed herdsmen who invaded into farming communities, killing over a thousand persons across.

Legal counsel representing the Benue people said that the matter could not be taken to a Nigerian court because it is “not justiciable according to chapter 2 of the Nigerian constitution”.

Counsels representing the Federal government in the matter have failed to show up in the last two adjournments after their objection challenging the jurisdiction of the court to hear the matter, was thrown out.

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