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Niger inaugurates committee to investigate communal crisis, gives two weeks for report submission

The committee is to also identify the victims of the dispute from the two communities

• June 13, 2024
Governor Mohammed Bago
Governor Mohammed Bago [Photo: HonBago]

The Niger State Government has inaugurated a 13-member committee to investigate the crisis between Dukku and Fulani communities in the Rijau Local Government Area of the state.

Secretary to the Niger State Government, Abubakar Usman, inaugurated the committee in Minna on Wednesday.

He said the committee consisted of men of proven integrity and honesty, urging them to discharge their duties with sincerity of purpose and diligence.

Mr Usman reiterated the state government’s commitment to guarantee peace and security of the people in the state regardless of their backgrounds.

The terms of reference of the committee include tracing the historical background of the crisis and examining the immediate and remote causes of the crisis.

The committee is to also identify the victims of the dispute from the two communities and proffer far-reaching recommendations to avert the recurrence of the crisis anywhere in the state, among others.

Commissioner for Justice, Nairu Mua’zu, will serve as the chairman of the committee while other members are the Commissioners for Nomadic and Pastoral Affairs, Health, Homeland Security and Local Government.

Others are the House of Assembly member representing Rijau State Constituency, Special Adviser on Security, Chairman, Rijau LGA, representatives of the commissioner of police and the Kontagora Emirate Council.

Also included in the committee is the permanent secretary, Ministry for Local Government while the permanent secretary, Homeland Security and that of Nomadic and Pastoral Affairs will be the Secretary I and  II, respectively.

The committee has a two-week time frame to submit its report.


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