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U.S. Congress Could Give Abacha Loot To Boko Haram Victims

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Posted: May 12, 2016 at 9:00 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)



Unofficial reports in the United States said Thursday that Congress may soon vote on a bill to make President Barack Obama set aside the loot of former Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha, recovered in the U.S. for victims of the Boko Haram terrorism in the North East.

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee, who represents the 18th District of Texas, was the sponsor 0f the bill, titled “Victims of Terror Protection Act.”

Jackson-Lee was one of 10 people, who spoke at the congressional hearing on the condition of the missing Chibok girls since they were kidnapped over two years ago.

Online reports also stated that the congresswoman, who was on a fact-finding visit to Nigeria a few weeks after the school girls were kidnapped in 2014, said the bill was inspired by the difficulty conditions of the families of the missing girls.

Making her presentation, she said: “When we were in Nigeria two years ago, families were still in pain, they are still in limbo.

“Boko Haram has killed Muslims, Christians and others. They’ve killed and burned mosques and churches, (as well as) homes and schools.”