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Buhari Group sues President for N100b over Fulani herdsmen attack

The group also want the Federal Government to identify and compensate the victims of the attack.

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari speaks during a news conference after meeting with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in Abuja, Nigeria March 2, 2016 REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde - RTS8ZTG play Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari speaks during a news conference after meeting with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in Abuja, Nigeria March 2, 2016 REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde - RTS8ZTG

A group known as the Human Rights and Empowerment Projects, has sued the Federal Government for N100b.

The group dragged the government to court, over the alleged killing by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Enugu state.

Suspected Fulani herdsmen attacked a community in Uzo- Uwani Local Government Area of the state on Monday, April 25, 2016.

Also joined in the suit are: President Muhammadu Buhari, Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, and the Inspector General of Police.

Punch reports that hearing on the suit will commence on May 16, 2016.

The attack on the community by Fulani herdsmen was also condemned by various groups across Nigeria.

In the suit, the group called on the court to declare that the killings in Enugu amounts to a violation of the rights of life.

They also want the Federal Government to identify and compensate the victims of the attack.

The Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase transferred the Enugu state police commissioner, Nwodibo Ekechukwu following the herdsmen attack.

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