The Kaduna State Government says it is concluding work on the establishment of a Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the massacre in Zaria between the Nigerian Army and Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky’s movement, and that it will now be flagged off early in the New Year.
In a press statement on Wednesday, the government said while it has largely completed work on the composition and the terms of reference of the proposed judicial commission, it is still engaged in the extensive consultations that are required prior to a formal announcement, and that those efforts have been impacted by the holidays.
“Efforts are also being made to contact all the nominees for membership of the commission, as well as the secretariat and resource persons that will support the work of this important inquiry,” the statement explained.
“Best efforts have been applied to ensure that the announcement is made within the two-week window envisaged when the decision to establish the commission of inquiry was made. But it has now emerged that a little more time is required,” the statement continued.
The government expressed its appreciation for the positive response the public has given to the establishment of the commission of inquiry and pledged to provide further updates as the process unfolds.