Kaduna State Governor Nasir el-Rufai, Thursday, received the report of the judicial commission of inquiry into the incessant communal clashes that have claimed several lives in Kajuru, Kachia and Chikun local government areas of the state between 2017 and 2019.
A statement by the governor’s Special Adviser on Media and Communications, Muyiwa Adekeye, stated that the governor thanked the 10-member commission for their hard work and contributions toward resolving the issues in the three LGAs and pledged that the government would study the report and consider its recommendations.
Daily Trust reports that el-Rufai announced the government’s decision to set up a judicial commission of inquiry into the violence in the affected council areas during a visit to Karamai community in Kajuru LGA on March 2, 2019.
He explained that in order to build sustainable peace in the area, all the facts around the violent conflicts must be established.
He constituted the 10-member commission led by Justice Isa Aliyu in April 2019.
The commission’s mandate was to investigate, ascertain and identify the immediate and remote causes of all disturbances in the three LGA’s between 2017-2019 as well as identify individuals and traditional and religious institutions and other associations that might have contributed to the disturbances and recommend further action.
It was also mandated to determine and establish the extent of loss of lives and property and other forms of damage caused during the disturbances and identify the perpetrators for further action by government.
The commission recommended appropriate legal and other actions to be taken against those responsible for the disturbances to forestall future occurrence.