Borno donates N16.5m to families of slain oil workers, others

The Borno Government has donated N16.5 million to families of 21 oil workers and 12 members of the Civilian Joint Task Force killed in Boko Haram attacks in the state.

The state Commissioner for Local Government and Emirate Affairs, Alhaji Usman Zanna, disclosed this on Friday in Maiduguri.

He pointed out that each family of the deceased oil workers and members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) was given N500, 000.

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

Zanna said the gesture was to assist the bereaved families and assuage their sufferings.

“Governor 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 said the state government has provided support to victims of suicide attacks in the 27 local government areas of the state.

NAN

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