The Incorporated Trustees of Mdzough U Tiv, a socio-cultural association of the Tiv people, have sued the Miyetti Allah and President Muhammadu Buhari, demanding N550 billion as damages in a fundamental rights suit filed at Abuja Federal High Court.
In the suit which has the President General of the Mdzough-U-Tiv, Mr Edward Ujege, as plaintiff, the Tiv people are seeking compensation for damages for the victims of attacks by herdsmen in Benue State.
Others listed as respondents in the suit: are the Incorporated Trustees of the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Abdullahi Bodejo, Saleh Al Hassan, Garius Gololo and Husaini Bosso.
The Tiv people also applied for an order of court compelling President Buhari to provide “effective security and protection to all surviving victims and members of the affected communities in their ancestral homes” across Benue State.
Justice I. Ekwo, presiding over the matter on Wednesday ordered that the court processes be served on the respondents through newspaper publication and then fixed hearing for October 24, 2018.