Friday, October 23, 2020

Abuja Unrest: Victims will be compensated, FCT Minister says

FCT Minister, Muhammad Bello has said that victims of violence in the nation’s capital will be compensated.

Bello spoke on Thursday when he and the Minister of State, Ramatu Aliyu, led an entourage of political, religious, community and traditional leaders on a tour of affected areas.

At the Kabusa Junction and Apo/Waru areas, Bello commiserated with the traders for their losses.

He said the government would assess the extent of their losses and work towards appropriate compensation.

“For those that have been encountered with destruction of their property, by the grace of God, the FCT Administration will ensure that all that needs to be done to ensure that you get adequately compensated will be done”.

Bello noted that the administration will ensure that peace and harmonious co-existence is maintained in the FCT.

“All of us came here to earn a living, to find what we can do to maintain ourselves and family. I assure you that the FCT Administration will continue to ensure that your lives and properties are protected.”

Bello confirmed that some arrests have been made by the police and urged residents to volunteer information to the relevant authorities.

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