The Concerned Northern Lawyers Forum will work tirelessly to pursue legal means to claim the compensation that is owed to the victims.”
By Ife Osemedua
365Daily – Concerned Northern Forum, a group of northern lawyers, has threatened to take legal action against the federal government (FG) if it fails to adequately compensate victims of Tudun Biri military aircraft mishap in Kaduna state.
Over 80 villagers were killed during the celebration of Maulud last Sunday night after Army drones bombed their gathering.
Speaking on behalf of the lawyers’ forum in a press conference on Saturday, its spokesman, Nafi’u Abubakar, stated that it would make sure the families who lost everything due to the regrettable event received justice.
He asked the federal government to act swiftly and decisively to guarantee a comprehensive and impartial inquiry into the occurrence.
He said, “It is imperative that those responsible are held accountable for their actions, and measures are put in place to prevent any recurrence of such incidents in the future.
“We also urge the Nigerian Army to reevaluate its rules of engagement and training procedures to prevent the loss of innocent lives during military operations. It is vital that the Nigerian Army, as a defender of the nation, exercises utmost caution to avoid any further instances of collateral damage and civilian casualties.
“We stand united with them in their grief and pledge our unwavering support in ensuring justice is served. The Concerned Northern Lawyers Forum will work tirelessly to pursue legal means to claim the compensation that is owed to the victims.”