Mashegu Killings: Niger State sets up Commision of inquiry 

Mashegu Killings: Niger State sets up Commision of inquiry 

Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello has set up a four man white paper Committee to critically look into the report of the State Judicial Commission of inquiry into the killings, abduction and injury in Maza-Kuka, Adogon Mallam, Kulho communities  and environs with the view to ensuring justice is done.

Governor Bello who appreciated the Judicial Commission of Inquiry for diligently carrying out their duties without any biase, assured that justice would be done.

“No body has the right to take someone’s life for whatever reason.

As long as their is no justice there will be no peace”, he said.

The Governor in a statement by his spokesperson  also directed the Secretary to the State Government  Ahmed Ibrahim Matene and the Commissioner for Justice and  Attorney General Nasara Dan-Malllam to ensure quick submission of the report for justice to be done.

He said, “The white paper committee is to be chaired by Dr Jonathan Wasa Permanent Secretary Youth, while Mohammed Wachiko, Permanent Secretary Investment and Ibrahim Bala Permanent Secretary Human Resources are to serve as members, Shafi’u Zakari Director, office of the Secretary to State Government is to be the secretary of the Committee.

The  Chairman of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry  Justice Danladi Ahmed, while submitting his reports, mentioned that  the Commission in the course of their assignment, received ten memoranda and that fifty  witnesses testified before it while One hundred and thirty seven exhibit were admitted as evidence.

Some of the committee’s recommendations  according to Justice Ahmed includes  ” Peace and Reconciliation Committee in Mashegu Local Government Area to engage with the residents of the affected communities with a view to to finding a lasting peace, total overhauling and proper organisation of the Vigilante Corps at the local level, compensation for damages and losses be paid to victims of the attack, those suspected and identified in the attacks be referred to the Commissioner of Police for further investigation and prosecution among others”.

Justice Ahmed further  appreciated  the Governor and other relevant agencies for the tremendous support given to them in  ensuring  the success of the assignment.

It could be recalled  that Governor Abubakar Bello, had on the 3rd of November, 2021 set up a Judicial Panel following conflicting reports on banditry attacks in Mazakuka, Adogon Mallam, Kulho and other communities in Mashegu local government area of the state, where several lives and property were lost as well as many abducted.

Mashegu Killings: Niger State sets up Commision of inquiry 

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