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Niger govt. disburses N35.4m as relief to Madalla bomb blast victims

[Vanguard] The Niger Government says it has disbursed N35.4 million as relief to the third batch of Madalla Christmas Day bomb blast victims.

The Chairman of Madalla Assessment Committee, Alhaji Garba Tagwai, made this known in Minna on Saturday.

Tagwai said that the committee had paid N10 million to the families of 10 commercial motorcyclists who died during the blast.

He said the committee had verified the families of the deceased persons to ascertain their claims to guard against fraud

The chairman said that the N1million paid to each of the families was just a token relief and not compensation for their loved ones.

β€œIt is a way of showing our concern to those who lost their lives in the bomb blast. ’’

Tagwai said that N23.4 million was disbursed to the 117 persons injured in the blast, stressing that each person got N200, 000.

He said the committee also disbursed N500, 000 each to the owners of three vehicles that were burnt during the blast, while five motorcycle owners received N100, 000 each.

The committee, he added, would look into the complaints of seven persons, who were left out of the relief package as well as the case of 19 others, whose vehicles were partially affected in the blast.

He said that the committee had earlier disbursed over N65 million to the victims of the blast including the three churches. (NAN)

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