Wole Adedeji, Ilorin
Last week’s bloody civil disturbance between residents of Edu and Pategi local councils of Kwara State has attracted a 14-man committee set up by the State Government.
Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq constituted a the committee, on Monday, to look into the recent civil disturbances in the two council areas.
The committee will to be chaired by a former Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Benjamin Yissa.
The committee is saddled to ascertain the level of damages and recommend reliefs to the victims, among others. It has a week to submit its report after inauguration.
Other committee members included Hon. Musa Guyegi, a member of the House of Assembly; Hon. Adamu Rufai, a 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 were Bala Aliyu Likofu; Bala Mahmud; Babo Lata; Izaiah Samuel Mayaki; Engr. Saba Umar; Dr. Johnson Oyeniyi (Ministry of Health); Raheem AbdulBaki (Ministry of Works); and S. AbdulGaniyu (Secretary).
Calm has since returned to the affected communities following the state government’s immediate interventions which included visits by a high-powered delegation led by the Secretary to the Government Prof Mamman Saba Jibril and deployment of security agencies to maintain peace.
The crisis erupted last week was reportedly occasioned by Fulani settlers and the Nupe natives on both sides of Edu and Pategi Local Government Areas.