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New police committee to probe communal clashes

04 November 2014, 06:55Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Suleiman Abba, has inaugurated a Committee on the Prevention and Management of Communal Clashes in the country.  

This was disclosed in a statement by Emmanuel Ojukwu, Force Public Relations Officer, from Abuja.

Ojukwu said the development is part of IGP resolve to bring an end to the pervasive communal clashes that have plagued different parts of the nation.

He said terms of reference of the committee included but was not limited to encouraging and facilitating dialogue among warring parties, conduct mediation meetings with aggrieved parties with a bid to peaceably resolving declared differences, conduct investigation into incidents where necessary, developing and maintaining frameworks and processes for the prevention and effective management of communal clashes, mediation and application of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services to avert clashes and or resolve observed/reported communal disputes before they escalate and conduct assessment of extent of communal clashes within the country and make recommendation to the Inspector-General of Police on the role of the Nigeria Police in providing security and public safety in troubled areas.

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Ojukwu added that the some Assistant Inspectors-General of Police drown from six geo-political regions of the country would co-chair the committee.

These include Christopher Dega, Mohamed Jinjiri Abubakar Adeola Adeleke Adeniyi, Felix Osita Uyanna, Yahaya Garba Ardo, Joseph Mbu and Rasheed Akintunde who will serve as the Committee Secretary.

The IGP charged members to bring their wealth of experience in ensuring that the incidences of communal clashes in the country are brought to a non-pathological level.

– CAJ News


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