The Kaduna State Government has announced that it is working on concluding the establishment of a Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the recent clash in Zaria between the Nigerian Army and Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky’s movement.
Providing an update, a government statement detailed the progress that has been made in setting up the eagerly-awaited commission of inquiry.
“The Kaduna State Government has largely completed work on the composition and the terms of reference of the proposed Judicial Commission of Inquiry. However, 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.
“These consultations and contacts have been impacted by the holidays. Therefore, the Kaduna State Government will be delaying the announcement of the membership of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry until early in the new year. Best 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 .
“The Government expresses its appreciation for the positive response the public has given to the establishment of the commission of inquiry. The government will be providing further updates as this process unfolds.”
Special Assistant to the Governor (Media and Publicity)
30 December 2015