Borno Govt Compensates Families Of Slain Oil Workers

About N16.5 million was on Friday donated by the Borno state government to the families of 21 oil workers and 12 members of the civilian Joint Task Force killed in separate Boko Haram terrorists attacks in the state.

Usman Zanna, the commissioner for local government and emirate affairs, disclosed this in Maiduguri.

Zanna said that each families of the deceased oil workers and members of the Civilian Joint Task Force, CJTF was given the sum of N500, 000.

He added that the state government also donated N6 million to families of 12 other persons killed by the terrorists in another attack at Jidari-Kolo area of Maiduguri.

“Gov. Kashim Shettima directed the ministry to disburse N500, 000 to each of the affected families.
 “It is not compensation but a token provided by the government to support the bereaved families,” he said.

Zanna added that the state government had provided support to victims of the insurgents’ suicide bomb attacks in the 27 local government councils of the state.

He noted that the state government equally provided vehicles and fuel to military in the counter-insurgency campaign.

Zanna added that the ministry had equally assisted displaced persons to relocate to liberated communities at Konduga and Mafa

It will be recalled that the insurgents killed dozens of people when they attacked Maiduguri metropolis in June.

Boko Haram terrorists had on July 25, ambushed a team of oil researchers from the University of Maiduguri, Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, and members of the Civilian JTF killing many.



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