JUDICIAL Commission of inquiry into the clash between the military and civilians in four villages in the Bosso local government area of Niger State has decried the absence of parties in the dispute at its inaugural meeting in Minna on Wednesday. Chairman of the Commission, Justice Mohammed Mohammed who made the remark at the Education Resource Centre venue of the sitting of the commission was disturbed that only scanty number of people showed up at the opening of the commission’s sitting. The principal characters in the dispute, the Army, Nigeria Air force and the Gwari community were conspicuously absent at the inaugural sitting, they were also not  represented by counsels. However Justice Mohammed Mohammed assured all parties that the commission would be ‘fair and just to everyone concerned’ because ‘we are here to do justice, the public expect us to do justice and we will do just that’. He however said that the time at the disposal of the committee was limited so the commission would not tolerate ‘unnecessary adjournments’. The secretary of the commission, Alhaji Musa Rogo said four memoranda, one from the Army had been received by the commission. Governor Abubakar Sani Bello set up the Judicial commission of inquiry into the army civilian clash which claimed 24 lives among them 11 soldiers while several property were destroyed two weeks ago.

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