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Nigeria will not compensate victims of Boko Haram

06 November 2013, 11:38

Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan said on Tuesday that the Federal Government  would assist  the victims of insurgency  perpetrated by the members of  Boko Haram, but ruled out the payment of any form of compensation to the victims.

Jonathan gave assurance when he received the report of the Committee on Dialogue and Peaceful Resolution of Security Challenges in the North.

“We also noted the suggestion about the victims' support because that is one of the terms of reference. How will government help to see that we can assist?”

 “Government is not going to compensate. It is not an issue of compensation but how do we assist people who have suffered to get back to business in one way or the other. Government will look into this and other recommendations in your report and see that the right decisions are taken.’’ He said.

Jonathan described Boko Haram as one of the most dangerous groups in the world, noting that the nation has never experienced internal terror like that of the sect.

He, however, expressed the hope that the report submitted would help in checking the activities of the Boko Haram.
On the Committee’s recommendations, Jonathan pledged that the government would look into all the suggestions a view to implementing them.



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