January 24, 2018

Adamawa Commission of Inquiry into herders/farmers crisis receives 10 presentations



By Umar Yusuf

YOLA—The commission of inquiry set up by Adamawa State government to investigate herders/farmers’ crisis in four local government areas of Numan, Demsa, Girei and Lamurde, has, so far, received 10 petitions and presentations from affected communities.


Chairman of the commission, Justice Adamu Hobon, told newsmen at the commission’s sitting in Yola, yesterday, that with the way the affected communities were responding, the commission would make headway in its assignment.

He expressed optimism that more memoranda and presentations were being expected by the affected communities, describing the development as encouraging.

Justice Hobon said: “So far, from the first sitting last week, the commission received 10 presentations from various affected communities in three local government areas, namely Numan, Demsa and Lamurde.”

Hobon, a retired Federal High Court Judge, advised other affected communities yet to submit their presentations to do so, as time was running out for the commission.

The six-member Administrative Commission of Inquiry was inaugurated on December 13, 2017, and given six weeks to submit its report.