Nigerian human rights lawyer and senior advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, has condemned the killing of civilians in the Tudun Biri Community in Igabi village of Kaduna State by the Nigerian Army.
Falana, while sympathising with the families of the victims of the tragic incident on Sunday, called on the federal government to adequately compensate them.
According to Falana, it is the responsibility of the federal government to compensate the victims of military airstrikes in the past seven years, not just the recent one.
The senior advocate also threatened that if the FG failed to respond regarding the compensation in two weeks, he would sue them before a Federal High Court.
Falana also lamented that, over the years, there have been records of several accidental strikes by the Armed Forces that led to the killing of hundreds of civilians across the country, yet there has been no justice for victims of these bombings.
News About Nigeria had reported that the Nigerian Army accidentally bombed villagers in the Tudun Biri community of Kaduna State who converged to celebrate Maulud on Sunday, December 3.
Confirming the attack, which led to the deaths of over 80 civilians and left many injured, the General Officer Commanding 1 Division Nigerian Army and Force Commander Operation Whirl Punch, Maj Gen VU Okoro, admitted that the Nigerian Army was on a routine mission against terrorists when the incident happened.
Similarly, all 109 senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on Sunday donated their December salaries, which amounted to N109m to the survivors of the airstrike accident.
This was disclosed by the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Barau Jibrin, at the Kaduna Government House when he led a delegation of the Senate to the state.