Kakaiyies urge compensation
It’s been a month since 12 families have been asking for compensation as their houses were damaged by a car bomb.
The village is mostly inhabited by Kakaiyies, a special religious sect.
On March 21 in Topzawa village, a car bomb exploded resulted in wounding 10 and damaging 12 houses. After the explosion, several governmental and party officials visited the city and promised to provide compensation. “There are so many fake names, we doubt people take any compensation,” says a resident.
Arkan Majid is one of the residents of the village, and his house has been damaged for a month while no compensation has been given. “Although the explosion damaged only 12 houses, all the people of the village ask for compensation,” he said.
The compensation committee has listed 80 families instead of 12, as it was doubted by the officials.
Jasim Muhamad is another resident whose house was damaged due to the explosion. “So many houses are registered; we doubt we will be compensated.” He doubted the committee’s ability to compensate the people, since “There are so many houses listed.”
The Head of the Daquq District Council Amir Khwakaram says the committee will decide on how to compensate the people, “After inclusive investigation.” He said they committee will not accept any fake victims.
Khwakaram also said the true victims are between 10 to 12 families, adding that “We suggested for the governor and the Kurdistan region to rebuild their houses in a modern way.”
Topzawa is in the Daquq district, with one hundred Kakaiyie families. Daquq district is 44 km south of Kirkuk with 100 thousand residents.
Zaniyar Daquqi – Kirkuk Now