Federal government to pay Nigeria/Biafra civil war victims N88billion

Federal government of Nigeria has agreed to pay the victims of Nigeria/Biafra civil war after 47 years the sum of N88billion, it is also ready for complete destruction of abandoned deadly explosives within North Central, Southeast, and South-South regions of the country. This payment is set to be limited to the true victims of the bloody war, according to the confirmed decision.

The Nigerian federal government said N38billion will be paid to contractors for total and complete demining and destruction of abandoned bombs and landmines within the regions, while it would pay N50billion compensation to “true victims” of the civil war that occurred between 1967 and 1970.

The decision which has been endorsed before the ECOWAS Court in Abuja on Monday, followed a suit marked ECW/CCJ/APP/06/12, which was filed before the ECOWAS Court on May 2, 2012, by one Vincent Agu and 19 others against FG and five others.

The list of the states to benefit from this are Anambra, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Delta, Ebonyi, Cross River, Abia, Enugu and Benue, as the Federal Government opted for an out-of-court- settlement of the matter after four years negotiation period.