The Federal Government has agreed to pay a total of N88bn for the complete destruction of the remnants of landmines and bombs used during the Nigerian Civil War.
The money is also for other purposes, including compensation of the victims, and the reconstruction of public buildings in some parts of the states affected by the war.
Out of the N88bn, N50bn is for the compensation of the victims while N38bn is for the purpose of the destruction of the landmines and rebuilding of public buildings affected by the war, which took place between 1967 and 1970, mainly in the South-East geopolitical zone and some parts of the South-South and the North-Central geopolitical zones.
About 493 victims of the war were said to have been enumerated.
Affected are the five states in the South-East – Imo, Anambra, Abia, Ebonyi and Enugu, four states in the South-South – Akwa-Ibom, Rivers, Delta, Cross River and Benue in the North-Central.