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APC wants Boko Haram victims compensated

07 November 2013, 14:37

Abuja - The All Progressives Congress, APC, has rejected the decision of the Federal Government not to compensate the victims of Boko Haram attacks, Punch reports.

The interim leader of the party, Bisi Akande said the debate on whether the victims of the terrorist attack should be compensated or not is a non-issue as it is the responsibility of the government to protect its citizens.

He said the victims have lost loved ones and properties, so the government will be doing more damage than good if it refuses to compensate them.

He agreed that the money will not bring back the dead nor erase the scars on bodies of the victims but he believes it would go a long way to show that the government actually cares for them.

President Goodluck Jonathan had announced that the federal government will not compensate the victims of the terrorist group, Boko Haram attacks, but will assist them to re-establish themselves.

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