A Concerned Northern Forum formed by a group of lawyers, has vowed to initiate legal action against the Federal Government over Sunday’s army airstrike at Tudun Biri village of Kaduna State, which left many people dead and several others wounded.
Speaking on behalf of the lawyers forum on Saturday, Barrister Nafi’u Abubakar, explained that the forum would ensure that the families that suffered irreparable loss as a result of this unfortunate incident get justice.
Nafi’u who stated this while addressing newsmen in Kaduna on Saturday, demanded adequate compensation for the victims of the incident while urging the Federal Government to take immediate and decisive action to ensure a thorough and independent investigation into the matter.
“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,” he said.
The forum which has over 600 members, however, expressed their deepest condolences to the families who lost their loved ones during the tragic incident.
“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,” Abubakar said.
Over 120 villagers were killed on Sunday night while celebrating Maulud at Tudun Biri village of Kaduna State, while several others were also wounded during the airstrike incident.