Taraba crisis: Ichen community advocates timely submission of commission of inquiry report
The Ichen community of Bissaula in Kurmi Local Government Area of Taraba on Saturday appealed to the the Taraba Government to fasttrack the release of tbe the report of Commission of Inquiry set up by the government to unravel the issues around the Ichen/Ndaka crisis for lasting solutions.
Mr Ebi Bako, leader of the community, who disclosed this at a press briefing in Jalingo also called on Gov Darius Ishaku to facilitate the deployment of military personnel in the area to prevent unprovoked attacks and killings still going on in the area.
According to him, the timely submission of the report would enable the government act on their recommendations to find lasting solutions to the killings.
“We want to thanked Gov Ishaku for setting up a Commission of Inquiry to address the root causes of the conflict and find a lasting solution.
“As a peace-loving and law-abiding people, the Ichen community of Bissaula is appealing to the government to ensure that the Commission of Inquiry to submit its report on time so that lasting peace will return to the community.
“The Ichen community of Bissaula is also appealing to the governor to urgently ensure the deployment of military personnel to be stationed permanently in the area to enforce peace between the Ichen and Ndaka people.
“Government should also ensure that the perpetrators and their accomplices are apprehended and dealt with in accordance to the laws of the land.
The Ichen community also called for a thorough investigation into the alleged involvement of the Chairman of Vigilante group in Kurmi Local Government Council, Mr Emmanuel Zachariah regarding the
interception of armed cartridges at Didan village recently.