Kaduna Govt. to set up judicial commission of inquiry

Asma'u Halilu,Kaduna

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Kaduna State Government says it has resolved to set up high powered judicial commission of inquiry to investigate  the renewed killings in Kajuru and Kachia LGAs and all affected other communities.

Governor Nasiru El-Rufai stated when he visited Maro Karamai and Sakiya communities of Kajuru where 40 persons where killed in recent attack.

According to the Governor, the commission would be chaired by a senior high court judge to investigate the re occurrence of the crisis and its root causes.

It would also comprise security and  experts to look into the killings and those behind it. It would address the issue and enquire the number of people being investigated and those prosecuted already”.

”I am here to sympathise and commensurate with you and also pray for the repose of the souls of the departed”, he stressed.

‘It is very sad that people that have lived together side by side for hundred of years suddenly kill each other. This circle of violence particularly in Kajuru and Kachia must stop, it is not in our culture and our religions do not permit anybody to kill”.

He advised them to report issues to community leaders and law enforcement agencies and not take the law into their hands.

Speaking earlier, the Chief of Karamai, Mr Maika Musa expressed worry over the attacks while calling on government to bring the perpetrators to  book.

He lamented that the community is in urgent need of government intervention to ease their pains, saying, they are mostly farmers who have lost their grains in the fire set by the bandits who attacked their communities.

He also called on Government to assist in providing access road that can link them to the city easily.

VON correspondent reports that, those who accompanied the Governor include, the CP,  Airforce Base commander and the Garrison Commander 1 DIV.

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