MAZAKUKA ATTACK: NIGER STATE GOVERNMENT SETS UP COMMITTEES ON COMPENSATION AND PEACE/RECONCILIATION FOR FINAL VETTING 

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By Yahaya Zakka Minna.

Niger State Government has set up two committees to scrutinize the report of the White Paper Committee on the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the case of killings, injury and abduction in Mazakuka, Kulho, Adogon Mallam, and Environs in Mashegu Local Government Area of the state for final vetting.

Chairman of the White Paper Committee, Dr Jonathan Wasa, disclosed this at a press briefing in Government House, Minna after submitting the report of the Committee to the state executive council.

The two committees are on compensation and peace/reconciliation.

Dr. wasa said the setting up of the two committees was among his committee’s recommendations after they had  thoroughly gone through the report of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by the governmnet in February this year.

He said “the White Paper Committee has agreed with the findings of the Commission of Inquiry, and recommended that two committees be set up to compensate victims and to reconcile the people”.

He added that those found wanting should be brought to book to serve as deterrent to others, saying that the report also indicted 44 local vigilante members to be the prime suspects on the reprisal attack in October 2021 which led to the killing of 19 people, 19 others abducted out of which eight were killed while 11 regained freedom after the payment of ransom.

The Chairman said that the committee used six weeks to carry out its assignment.




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