ECOWAS Court Orders Nigerian Govt To Pay N88bn To Civil War Victims

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The ECOWAS community court of justice on Monday granted an out of court settlement application for a case involving the federal government and nine victims of the Nigerian civil war.

The regional court gave the ruling while ordering all parties in the matter to abide by the terms of the settlement.

Part of the terms of the settlement stated that the Federal Government “undertakes to pay, without delay, compensation in the summer of N50 billion in full and final sum to the victims, their families and communities as contained in Schedule 4(1) to this terms of settlement”.

“That FG undetakes to the pay of undertakes to lay a total sum of N38 billion as contained in schedule 4(2) to this terms of settlement for the purposes of carrying out total demining and destruction, rebuilding of public buildings, mine centre activities, construction of class rooms, provision of prosthetics and all other activities enumerated thereunder.”

In 2012, some victims of the Nigerian civil war dragged the federal government before the regional court praying for an order for the removal of remnants of war instruments in 11 states of the South East, South South and parts of the North Central.

According to the victims, the instruments include, life bombs, abandoned unexploded ordnances (AXO), unexploded ordnances (UXO) and the explosive remnant of war (ERW).

The parties had on October 24 filed an application for out-of-court settlement, on the ground that they have reached agreeable terms.

The court on Monday granted the application.

 

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