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Gov. Shettima Donates Cash To Victims Of Weekend Attack
The Borno State government has announced a compensation ofN250,000 to each of the families of those gruesomely murdered by members of the Boko Haram sect over the weekend.
Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima, said this when he made a condolence tour to the area on Tuesday.
Shettima also donated N5 million and four vehicles to boost the activities of the youth vigilante group otherwise known as the Civilian JTF.
Those who lost houses in the incident are to get between N100,000 and up to N400,000 donations in cash.
The governor explained that the cash donation was part of measures to cushion the pain and hardship faced by family members of the deceased.
Shettima has also set up a committee headed by the member representing the area in the House of Assembly, Ali Dalori, to assess the situation and advise the government on ways to further strengthen security in the area, as well as properly distribute the compensation sums.
Meanwhile, some survivors of the attack have continued to recount their experiences.
They told journalists during the governor’s visit that they were surrounded by unknown gunmen who opened fire on them during their early morning prayers at various mosques.
The villagers said 52 dead bodies were recovered at the end of the attack of which 47 were identified as members of the village, while the remaining five were members of sect.
Another 26 persons are said to be critically injured and receiving treatment in a Maiduguri hospital.
The villagers also claimed that the gunmen had some women on their team who actively participated in the attack, burning down houses while the men did the brutal job of slaughtering the hapless villagers.