Nigeria: CAN Wants N500M Compensation For Each Victim Of Boko Haram

The northern branch of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, and Abuja the nation’s capital, have told the Borno State government to pay N500 million compensation to each family whose loved ones have been murdered by the Boko Haram Islamic sect, saying it was improper for the government to pay N100 million compensation to the slain former leader of the ruthless sect, whose group had unleashed violence on innocent Nigerians, especially Christians, killing and destroying properties.

According to CAN, in a statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Sunday Oibe: “We are dumbfounded that Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima, who swore to defend and protect the constitution of Nigeria, could use tax payers’ money to compensate an outlaw responsible for the killings and destruction of property of innocent Nigerians, particularly Christians.

“How can any responsible government compensate somebody who has links with a group that is responsible for the bombings and murder of innocent people and threatening the corporate existence of the Nigerian nation?

“Is the Borno State Government saying that the lives of the in-laws of the Boko Haram leader are more important than those of many innocent Nigerians being murdered freely by his blood thirsty followers. We are so baffled by the action of the government.

“We, therefore, demand for N500m compensation for the families of each Nigerian killed by the Boko Haram Islamic sect from the Borno State Government in the interest of justice, equity and fair play.

“The decision of the state government to compensate the in-laws of the Boko Haram leader without equally compensating other Nigerians killed by members of the Islamic sect goes to show the insensitivity of the government to the losses suffered by other Nigerians”, the statement added.

The N100 million was an out-of-court settlement agreement reached with the family of the slain Boko Haram leader, Alhaji Mohammed Yusuf.

  1. Ahmad Rufai Koko Reply

    Pastor would you allow peace to reign, what about Muslims maimed and killed in Jos?

  2. Lio Reply

    What muslims in jos? were christians not also killed in dsame jos too? D way christians ar killed in Nig. if they ar to reveng (christians) do u think peace will rain? Its just dat there religion is a peaceful one. So investigate christian killings in: Bauchi, Kano, Jos, Borno, Gombe etc before u say what u dnt know. And JIHAD in islam does not permit killing of innocent people. So dnt repeat dat rubish u just said.

  3. hassan Reply

    pls can anyone prove the killin of any christain by a muslim in bauchi. Secondly do u think claimin compensatn is a way out? let me tel u somtin, im also a victim, my brother was killed in VOM- jos south, do u knw how many muslims were killed by Boko-Haram in maiduguri? Its jus that our muslim leaders advice us 2 leave evritin 2 God jus 4 peace 2 reign. The killin of madalla was by Boko-haram (GEJ sponsered programme) while dat of jos was by christains. Thirdly dis same person dat is claimin compensatn is desame person supportin subsidy removal, i think its all abt money not justification- he is jus openin an old wound…

    • Oshymaide Reply

      U ar not serious, u don’t know dat u need to think well before u talk. Southern Muslim don’t kill, but some of u Northern Muslims take solace in killing people. They make Xtians retaliate. See, if u want war, God wl defend us.

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