Kajuru killings: Kaduna State to institute Judicial Commission of Inquiry

Kajuru killings: Kaduna State to institute Judicial Commission of Inquiry

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Governor El-Rufai of Kaduna State has concluded plans to institute a Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the Kajuru killings.

The judicial commission of inquiry is saddled with the responsibility to investigate the causes of violent killings in the local government.

A statement from the governor’s spokesman, Samuel Aruwan said, “The aim of the commission is to establish all facts around the incessant killings in the area.”

The statement explained that the state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, disclosed this in Karamai while addressing the survivors of the attacks that took place this week in parts of the two local government areas.

The statement observed that the governor was accompanied on the visit by the heads of security agencies in the state, including Rear Admiral D.M. Dogonyaro of the Nigerian Navy, General O.J. Akpor, the Garrison Commander 1 Division Nigerian Army, Air Commodore I.A. Sani of the Nigerian Air Force and Police Commissioner Ahmad Abdurrahman.

Also on the delegation, according to the statement were Priscilla Ankut and Saleh Momale of the Kaduna State Peace Commission.

It explained that the delegation inspected the wreckage left behind by the attackers in Karamai, and prayed at the mass grave where 15 of the 40 residents killed were buried. A policeman was also killed in the attack.

The statement noted, “Malam Nasir El-Rufai commiserated with the people on the loss of lives and sympathised with the pain of the survivors.

“He appealed to them that even in their grief, they should resist any temptation to vengeance because the cycle of attack and reprisal can only bring pain.

“He urged all communities to avoid any resort to self-help and report their complaints, suspicions and observations to the law enforcement and security agencies.

“He condemned the attackers as godless people who are wantonly violating the injunctions of the Holy Books of Christianity and Islam.”

The chairman of Kachia Local Government, the District Heads of Kufana, Kajuru local government area,, and Bishini in Kachia local government area and the Village Head of Karamai also spoke at the event.

They explained the plight of the people who were displaced from their homes after the attack and made suggestions for further security of the areas.

Malam El-Rufai, the statement added said the State Emergency Management Agency has already visited the survivors and is handling the provision of relief materials for the obviously traumatised survivors.

He assured the people that the state government would address the issue of the access road into the area in conjunction with the local government councils and find ways to address the absence of communications network in the area.

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