FCT To Compensate Victims Of Gwari, Fulani Clash With N30m

Bala MohammedPlans have been concluded by the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, to compensate victims of the recent clash between Fulani cattle herdsmen and Gwari farmers in Gwako Village, Gwagwalada Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja.

The Minister of FCT, Senator Bala Muhammed, who stated this yesterday when he received the final report on the Gwari/Fulani clash, said his administration would ensure that the victims were adequately compensated.

The December 30, 2012 clash, claimed two lives, affected 27 communities and left over 1,500 persons displaced; they are currently squatting in a temporary camp on the permanent campus of the University of Abuja in Gwagwalada

The minister said: “Though it will be very difficult to compensate the families of the two people that lost their lives in the clash but the administration will bring succour to the families.

“This administration is committed to resettling, reconstruction and compensation of the affected families. And we will ensure that the culprits are brought to book.

“We will ensure the affected communities are secured and compensation and resettlement are done within three months”, he said.