Committee Presents Report On Taraba Violence


The judicial commission of inquiry investigating the violence in Ibi and Wukari areas of Taraba state has submitted its report, claiming that the violence was as a result of intra-ethnic clashes and has nothing to do with religious concerns.

Chairman of the commission, Justice Philibus Andetur, while presenting the report to the Taraba state government, stated that the findings of the commission revealed that the clash was among the same ethnic group but was only fuelled by religious sentiments to cause mayhem among the people.

Acting governor of Taraba state, Garba Umar assured that the recommendations of the commission will be adhered to, while those found wanting will be prosecuted according to the laws of the land.

The report consists of findings and recommendations, record of proceedings, as well as exhibits and memoranda collated from the public.

It will be recalled that crisis engulfed the towns of Wukari and Ibi in Taraba state, North East Nigeria in the month of May this year, leading to loss of lives and destruction of properties worth millions of Naira.


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