The Adamawa Government on Monday in Yola began the distribution of cheques for various amounts to victims of 2011 post-election violence in the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the funds were provided by the Federal Government.
Speaking at the ceremony, the acting Chairman of the Post-Election Violence Committee, Alhaji Mohammed Hajuji, urged the victims to appreciate what they got from government as the gesture was to assist them but not as compensation.
Hajuji said the state government received N420 million from the Federal Government for the victims.
Hajuji, who did not give the number of victims to benefit from the exercise, said it would be done on local government basis beginning with Yola North, with 52 victims.
Some of the victims expressed gratitude to the government for the support.
Malam Tijjani Aliyu and Mr Emeka Agbor, who spoke to newsmen after collecting their cheques, urged Nigerians to shun politics of violence. (NAN)