Tudun Biri community disowns suit against FG 

The Tudun Biri community has disowned a suit instituted at the Federal High Court, Kaduna, seeking N33billion compensation from the federal government over the army bomb mishap that left over 100 people of the community dead and scores injured. 


A villager named Dalhatu Salihu claimed to have on behalf of the people of Tudun Biri, filed a suit through a lawyer, Mukhtar Usman, at the Federal High Court, Kaduna demanding the said sum as compensation.

But the leaders of the community and people directly affected by the bomb mishap Wednesday disclaimed the suit when they visited Sir Kashim Ibrahim House, Wednesday.

They said they were not aware and did not mandate anyone to file a suit on their behalf. They also said they don’t know anyone by that name and he is not from the community, adding that they are satisfied with the action of the federal government and the support rendered so far by the Kaduna state government over the mishap. 

They however appealed that in addition to the various promises, they have graduates that are jobless, who should be assisted with jobs.  

Speaking during a thank you visit to Governor Uba Sani of Kaduna state, the village head of Tudun Biri, Malam Balarabe Garba, said, “We learnt that some people went to court on our behalf. We are not part of this. We didn’t support this and we didn’t send anyone to go to court. We are peaceful people and we don’t support taking government to court. We are happy with the reaction of the Kaduna state and federal government following the bomb incident. The federal government and Kaduna state government took several measures and made promises, which we can only appreciate them for their support.”

Also speaking, leader of the Christians in Tudun Biri, Reverend Musa Saidu expressed appreciation to Kaduna state government and the federal government for the steps taken to support the people of the community over the accident.

The chief imam of Tudun Biri,  Malam Ashiru Ja’afaru, said they are satisfied with what government is doing about the incident, and would support government to fulfill its promises.