A former Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Martin Luther Agwai (retd.), has agreed to head a committee charged with fashioning out long lasting solutions to the frequent attacks on communities in the southern part of Kaduna state.
The Kaduna State Government disclosed this on Saturday in a press statement made available to journalists.
According to a statement signed by the Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to the Governor, Samuel Aruwan, the committee is part of Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s multi-dimensional approach in finding lasting solutions to the killings in the area, which have continued since the post-election violence of 2011.
The committee’s terms of reference, according to the statement, are as follows:
“To identify socio-political and economic factors that promote existing conflicts in Southern Kaduna and advice on measures to be taken by Government to address them;
“To explore ways of finding mutual solutions that engender reconciliation amongst and between communities in Southern Kaduna; and to advice on how the villages and communities of Southern Kaduna would be free from attacks bedeviling it.
“The committee has 30 days within which to complete its assignment and submit its report”.
Mr. Agwai, who was sacked as Chairman of SURE-P by former President Goodluck Jonathan for purportedly attending the birthday of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and making a statement that didn’t go down well with government at the time, is presently serving as a United Nations envoy in Sudan.