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Kaduna govt set up commission of inquiry

The Kaduna State Government has established a Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the incessant violent crises in Kajuru local government area of the state.

In a statement by the spokesman of the state governor Samuel Aruwan says the Commission is to be chaired by Justice Isa Aliyu of the High Court of Kaduna State.

According to the statement, mandate of the commission is to investigate and identify the immediate causes of all instances of disturbances from 2017 to date in Kajuru, Kachia, Chikun LGAs and surrounding communities; It also to identifies individuals, traditional and religious institutions and other associations that might have contributed to the build-up of the disturbances and recommend further action by government.

 It notes that, the commission will  assess, determine and establish the extent of loss of lives and property and other forms of damage caused during the disturbances as well as to identify the perpetrators of the dastardly acts for further action by government;

The commission is also expected to recommend appropriate legal and other actions to be taken against those responsible for the disturbances and make appropriate recommendations to government on steps to be taken to forestall future occurrence of the disturbances.

 The statement explains that, Barrister Edward Andow, Director of Commercial Law in the Ministry of Justice, is the Secretary to the Commission while Barrister M.I. Aliyu, Director of Citizens Right Department, will serve as Counsel to the Commission.

The Commission will have no more than three months to conclude its work.

Aminu Dalhatu/Kaduna 

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