Dangote Cement Accepts to Pay Compensation

By Maureen Onochie
The management of Dangote Cement Factory, Gboko, Benue State, has agreed to pay compensations to the families of dead and injured victims who were attacked at the factory.

On March 18, about seven youths were killed by security men attached to the factory while others were injured.

One of the victims, Terhile Jibor, who went to the back of the factory to defecate was said to have had the initial encounter with one of the security officers that led to the crisis.

Speaking while briefing the press in Abuja, Chairman, Investigations Panel into the crisis, Tony Ojukwu, said investigations commenced on May 26 and 27 involving all stakeholders who testified to the incident.

Ojukwu, who is also the Direc-tor, Monitoring and Enforcement of the National Human Rights Commission, said the panel disco-vered that the incident infringed on the rights of the youths.

He confirmed that the mana-gement of the factory wrote a letter to the commission, accepting to pay the compensation as agreed.

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