The Borno State government has given N600,000 each to families of massacred 48 farmers, killed at a rice field by Boko Haram terrorists.
The governor of the state, Governor Babagana Zulum through the committee he assigned also shared bags of food items to the grieving families.
The compensation was possible as funds were available from combined support of N20m by the Northern Governors’ Forum and N5m by the North East Development Commission.
Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development also donated a total of 13,000 bags of rice, maize and beans, 1,300 cans of vegetable oil, 2116 cartons of seasoning cubes, 1,083 sachets of tomato and 650 sachets of salt.
The relief cash and items were distributed by the governor’s assigned committee headed by by the Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Saina Buba, at Zabarmari, where the victims lived.
Freshreporters reported that Leader of a faction of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau came out to claim responsibilty for the deaths of 48 rice Farmers massacred in Borno State on 28 November.