Rising from its 34th annual general conference, the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights, CDHR, has threatened to drag the Federal Government of Nigeria before the International Court of Justice over what it termed “artificial flood disaster” occasioned by government’s negligence.
The threat is contained in a statement signed by Comrade Israel Joe and made available to newsmen.
The CDHR said the move is to compel the Federal Government to compensate citizens affected by the flood, especially in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria.
The CDHR said the artificial flood caused by the negligence of the Federal Government has killed about 612 people.
It said the government should assume responsibility by law to adequately compensate victims and rebuild the houses destroyed by the flood.
“They should answer questions as to where countless billions of our ecological funds have been kept and use same for this purpose,” it said.
Comrade Israel Joe had at the annual general conference of the CDHR held at its National Secretariat in Lagos State moved a motion for the CDHR to drag the Federal Government before the International Court of Justice, ICJ, to compensate flood victims, especially in the Niger Delta and compel the FG to build dams and dredge coastal waters.