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9-man panel to probe UNN crisis

By Tony Edike

ENUGU—AUTHORITIES of the University of Nigeria Nsukka, UNN, have set up a nine-member panel of inquiry to look into the January 16 violent demonstration by students of the Nsukka campus as part of the moves to ensure quick return of the students to the campus.

The Governing Council of the university, which set up the panel at the end of its meeting, which deliberated on the recent crisis, mandated the panel to recommend appropriate disciplinary action against the identified perpetrators of the mayhem. According to a statement in Enugu yesterday, the panel was also mandated to determine the causes of the students’ unrest of January 16 to 18, this year at the Nsukka Campus “in all its ramifications.”

It is also expected to “determine and identify the people, groups and individuals, students, staff and outsiders and the like, who were behind or participated in the crisis and apportion blame, as well as determine the extent of damages done to property and facilities and their value.”

In addition, the panel is to make specific and general recommendations to avoid the occurrence of similar incident in the future and examine and investigate any other related issue(s) and matters and make recommendation as appropriate.


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