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Boko Haram: Reps ask FG to compensate Ibadan traders



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The House of Representatives on Thursday urged the Federal Government to take steps to compensate the bereaved families of Ibadan traders who were attacked and killed by Boko Haram terrorists group while on business trip to Maiduguri in order to alleviate their sorrow.

The House call is coming own the heel of a motion by Honourable Ajibola Muraina on the floor of the House yesterday calling on the inspector General of Police to investigate the matter with a view to arresting the killers.

He further urged the Federal Government to beef up security in the state, especially in public places like markets and religious places of worship.

Last week, a group of Ibadan traders were attacked by gunmen alleged to be members of the Boko Haram sect at Maiduguri.

Ten of them were killed and several millions of naira was stolen in the gruesome attack.

The House was worried that this attack took place in spite of the emergency rule existing in the State.

Muraina expressed concern that there are no adequate measures in place to safeguard lives and properties of citizens, especially in public places like market.

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