FG pays N135m compensation to victims of DSS killings

The Federal Government on Thursday paid N135million compensation to 19 victims of the September 20, 2013 shooting by Department of State Services ( DSS ) operatives at an uncompleted building behind the Apo Legislative quarters in Abuja.

The payment made on behalf of the federal government by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, was in compliance with the 2014 recommendations made by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

Soldiers and DSS operatives had invaded the uncompleted building and shot eight people dead.

11 other people were injured in the incident.

The security agencies had claimed the victims were killed in self defence.

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