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Borno State Government pays N600,000 to compensate families of the rice farmers murdered in Borno

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The families of the farmers killed by Boko Haram on rice farms in Borno State have received N600,000 each from the Borno State government.

They also received food parcels from a committee appointed by Governor Babagana Umara Zulum to distribute relief items.

The money was donated by the Northern Governors Association, and the North East Development Commission (NEDC)

The committee, headed by the commissioner of youth and sports, Saina Buba, distributed the funds on Thursday in Zabarmari.

The other members of the distribution committee are a member of the House of Representatives representing Jere, two state legislators representing Jere, two advisers to the governor, and an elected chairman of Jere Local Government Area.

Buba explained that the N600,000 in food aid was not compensation to the victims, only to alleviate their suffering.

Recall that over 43 rice farmers were beheaded in the gruesome attack, which began last week Saturday morning in the village of Zabarmari, in the Jere local government area of Borno state.

 

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