Victims of Apo unrest will be “adequately compensated” – FCT Minister
NEWSMAN, Abuja – Federal Capital Territory Administration has assured that those whose properties were destroyed in the recent Apo/Kabusa/Gudu/Waru unrest will get adequate compensation.
In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the FCT Minister, Anthony Ogunleye, Minister of FCT, Muhammad Bello and the Minister of State, Ramatu Aliyu led an entourage of political, religious, community and traditional leaders on an assessment tour of locations within the FCT on Thursday.
Speaking to traders at the Kabusa Junction and Apo/Waru areas, Bello commiserated with them for their losses and assured them that the FCTA would assess the extent of their losses and work towards appropriate compensation.
“All of us have come here to earn a living, to find what we can do to maintain ourselves and family and I assure you that the FCT Administration will continue to ensure that your lives are protected, your properties are protected and above all, you have a correct environment for you to earn your livelihood”, Bello stated.
While confirming that the police have made some arrests over the unrest, the Minister urged residents to volunteer information to the relevant authorities to ensure that appropriate measures are taken and “not to allow a few people that came under the guise of ENDSARS to really bring disharmony to the city”.
Recall that there was chaos in Apo Mechanic Village, Gudu District, on Monday as hoodlums who hijacked the #EndSARS protests in Abuja clashed with traders, burning vehicles, shops and houses leaving at least seven persons dead.