ECOWAS court orders FG to pay N88bn civil war damages
Hundreds of landmine victims had dragged the Federal Government before the ECOWAS Court in 2012, asking for an order for the removal of remnants of war instruments stockpiled in 11 states of the South East, South South and NorthCentral. The landmine victims had alleged that the failure of the government to clear the landmines and abandoned explosives at the civil war sites amounted to negligence and a breach of their fundamental rights.
The plaintiffs had claimed N100bn as compensatory and general damages from the Federal Government.
The court in its ruling today granted them N88 billion damages.