Reps Consider Compensation Fund For Victims Of Terrorism

The House of Representatives on Thursday resolved to look into the possibility of creating a Terror Victims Compensation Fund for victims of terrorism in the country.

This, it said, was to ensure that those who incurred huge losses to the menace of terrorism are given a helping hand as they tried to rebuild their lives.

It also resolved to take steps to review the preparedness of the security services in the country, in terms of intelligence gathering and operational capacity to confront terror in the country.

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The House further resolved to constitute a delegation to pay condolence visit to victims of Wednesday’s Abuja blast in the various hospitals where they are receiving treatment.

These resolutions were sequel to a motion entitled: “Bomb attacks on Wuse District on June 25″, which was moved by House member Chris Azubogu (APGA-.Anambra), which was unanimously adopted without debate when put to vote by the Speaker, Aminu Tambuwal.

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Azubogu, while moving the motion, had expressed sadness over the bomb blast at Emab Plaza, Wuse 2 District of Abuja, where many people lost their lives.

He expressed sadness that those killed were people going about their daily business to earn a living for themselves and their families.

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“This is a tragedy for those who were (at) Emab plaza; for their families who are now bereaved. And for all of us who have to watch helpless as our country is turned into a theatre of war,” he said.

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