By ALIYU DANGIDA
The committee set up by the Federal Government to investigate post-April presidential election violence says it has received over 200 memorandum from the three states of Kaduna, Kano and Jigawa it visited.
A member of the committee in charge of the North West, Professor Anya O. Anya, made this known to newsmen in Dutse at the Jigawa State Staff Development Institute where the committee held its public sitting. He said that their team had visited Gumel, Hadejia, Kazaure, and Ringim where they paid homage to their Emirs, as part of their fact-finding mission.
On the implementation of the committee’s recommendations, Anya noted that, this time around, they will be different, saying that if one listened to Governor Sule Lamido‘s speech and that of President Good-luck Jonathan, no person has patience any longer for violence. “We think this should be the last one because our leaders all are thinking that way and, I think, government at the center will consider this report more seriously“.
He stated that the second issue was that of looking at the kind of people involved in the committee, who are not politicians and have track records, adding that they will deliver justice, equity and fair play in their report.
The committee member said Nigerians are living together, adding that the problem is only to be able to live together peacefully and along defined ethnic lines.