Abuja – The Kaduna State Government has
explained the deferment of the establishment of a Judicial Commission of
Inquiry into the recent clash between the Nigerian Army and Sheikh Ibraheem
El-Zakzaky’s movement in Zaria.
The announcement of the committee to steer the process has
been deferred to the New Year.
Samuel Aruwan, the Special Assistant to the Governor on
Media and Publicity, said the holidays had impacted on consultations and
contacts on the announcement of membership.
“Efforts have been applied to ensure that the announcement
is made within the two-week window envisaged when the decision to establish the
commission of inquiry was made but it has now emerged that a little more time is required,” Aruwan said.
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He said the state government has largely completed work on
the composition and the terms of reference of the proposed Judicial Commission
“The government is still engaged in the extensive
consultations that are required prior to a formal announcement. Efforts are
also being made to contact all the nominees for membership of the commission,
as well as the secretariat and resource persons that will support the work of
this important inquiry,” Aruwan said.
Aruwan said the government expressed its appreciation for
the positive response the public has given to the establishment of the
commission of inquiry and would be providing further updates as this process
Zaria clashes between the army and Muslim protesters
demonstrating against the arrest of Zakzaky’s left scores of people dead.
- CAJ News