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Benue indigenes floor FG as court orders CBN to pay N8bn to communities over military invasion

The Federal High Court, on Monday, requested the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to promptly pay the aggregate of N8 billion to Tiv people group in Benue attacked by warriors at some point in the year 2001.

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The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the cash was granted for the networks in Logo, Ukum, Kwande and Katsina-Ala Local Government Areas of the state for the loss of lives and property they endured during the intrusion by warriors of the Nigerian Army in 2001.

Equity Nyang Ekwo gave the request following the garnishee application by the networks for the requirement of the assent judgment conveyed by the Court of Appeal in Enugu on Feb. 2, 2015.

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The judge, who had prior allowed the primer “garnishee nisi,” made the garnishee request “total” on Monday by requesting the CBN to pay the aggregate of N8 billion into an enthusiasm yielding record to be domiciled with First Bank of Nigeria Plc regulated by the Chief Registrar of the court.