Families of Kano bomb victims receive N1million compensation

The Kano blast was one of the biggest havocs wrecked by Boko Haram

The Chairman of the Kano January Bomb Blast Relief Committee, Magaji Danbatta, has called on the families of the blast victims to ensure judicious use of the support fund given them.

Mr. Danbatta made the call while presenting N1 million cheque to each of the 60 families of the victims, who received the assistance under the second batch of the disbursement held at Government House, Kano, on Sunday.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN0 reports that the disbursement brings the figure of families who received assistance from the committee to 110.
The families had received between N1 million to N2 million as assistance. 
The chairman reminded the beneficiaries that the money was meant to support them and not a compensation for the loss of their loved ones.
“The money is to cushion the effect of the hardship being experienced by you as a result of the demise of your bread winners during the blast,” Mr. Dambatta said.
Responding on behalf of other beneficiaries, Augustin Abigua, from Cross River, expressed appreciation to the Kano State Government for the gesture.
He also commended various organisations and individuals who contributed money to assist the families of the victims.
A total of 186 persons lost their lives in the multiple bomb blasts which rocked Kano metropolis on Jan. 20.


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