Kwara sets up 14-man committee on Patigi/Lafiagi communal violence
Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara state has constituted a 14-person committee to look into recent civil disturbances in Patigi and Lafiagi area of the state.
A statement by the chief press secretary to the governor, Rafiu Ajakaye, on Monday, said that the committee, which is chaired by former Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Benjamin Yissa is to ascertain the level of damage and recommend reliefs to the victims, among other things.
It is recalled that one person was reportedly killed in communal violence between Fulani herdsmen and indigenes of Lata in Patigi local government area of Kwara state last week.
The Nigerian Tribune gathered that many sustained varying degrees of injuries during the incident as dangerous weapons like knives, cutlasses were used by the people, causing pandemonium in the agrarian community.
The statement also said that the committee has a week to submit its report after the inauguration.
Members of the committee include Hon. Musa Guyegi, member of the House of Assembly; Hon. Adamu Rufai, member of the House of Assembly; Hon. Joanah Nnazua Kolo, Commissioner for Sports and Youth Development; Hon. Yinka Aluko, Special Adviser on Special Duties to the Governor; and Hon. Attahiru Ibrahim Abdulkadir, Special Adviser on Sports and Youth Development to the governor.
Others are Bala Aliyu Likofu; Bala Mahmud; Babo Lata; Izaiah Samuel Mayaki; Engineer Saba Umar; Dr Johnson Oyeniyi (Ministry of Health); Raheem AbdulBaki (Ministry of Works); and S. AbdulGaniyu (Secretary).
It said that calm has since returned to the affected communities following the state government’s immediate interventions which included visits by a high-level delegation led by the Secretary to the Government, Professor Mamman Saba Jibril, and deployment of security agencies to maintain peace.
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