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Borno compensates terror victims

09 December 2013, 07:38Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Borno State government has spent more than N100 million in compensation to victims of recent terror attacks in three local government areas.

Governor Kashim Shettima also presented N1 million to the youth vigilante group, elders, women group and traditional rulers to assist them in co-ordinating security activities in the area.

“Thousands of residents have either lost their homes, businesses and means of survival in the crisis which has nearly brought the state on her knees,” he said.

Shettima called on those that fled the state at the peak of the crisis to return as peace was gradually returning to the troubled state, said he took an oath of office as the governor two years ago to work for the people devoid of ethnic, religious and political affiliations.

The Chairman of Bama Local Government, Usman Shuwa assured the governor of transparency and fairness in the distribution of the money to the affected persons, while the Shehu of Bama, Alhaji Kyari Ibrahim El-Kanemi thanked the state government and governor for the assistance and the visit.

Bama and its environs in the central part of the state have been severally attacked by Boko Haram terrorists.

Houses, schools and shops have been destroyed by the insurgents.

– CAJ News


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