JUDGMENT Parties The Applicants are Martha Adamu, Blessing Adamu, Esther Adamu, Mary Adamu, Gabriel Adamu, David Adamu, Moses Adamu and Justina Adamu Community Citizens of Nigerian origin. The Respondent is the Federal Republic of Nigeria and a Member State of the Community. Subject Matter of the Proceedings The Applicants are suing for themselves and on behalf of the deceased, their father, Mr. Abutu Adamu pursuant to: 1. Articles 4, 5 of the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR), violation of the right to life; 2. Articles 3, 8 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR); 3. Section 33 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The Applicants’ Claim The Applicants claim that the 1st Applicant was with her father, who is now deceased, on the 26th October, 2010 when their compound in Agwan Rukuba, Jos Plateau was stormed by 10 soldiers on foot following an explosion in the area. That upon entry they started shooting sporadically which resulted in pandemonium. That the deceased was shot by one of the soldiers named Cpl. Aminu. The Applicants aver that after the deceased had been shot the soldiers retreated save for the soldier (Cpl. Aminu) who had shot the deceased. The First Applicant stated that she confronted the soldier who she believed to have shot the deceased and enquired from him as to why he had shot the deceased. The First Applicant stated that she was joined by a relative who enquired the same thing from the soldier and further copied his name off his uniform. That during this time they held onto the soldier and forbade his retreat. The Applicants further aver that the nine departed soldiers returned and allegedly hit both the First Applicant and her cousin with the butt of their guns. That after inflicting beatings on them the soldiers took their detained comrade with them. 2

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