Kaduna State Governor, Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, yesterday said that the state government will set up a Judicial Commission of Inquiry on last Saturday clashes between the Nigerian Army and the Islamic Movement of Nigeria otherwise known as Shi’ite in Zaria, Kaduna.
Governor, El-Rufai disclosed this in a state broadcast yesterday night.
He said that the composition and terms of reference of the commission of inquiry will be announced within two weeks.
This was also as he announced ban of procession, blockage of any road, obstruction of public highways and occupation of public facilities to inconvenience citizens in Kaduna State.
He assured the people of the state that the government is committed to securing the state and upholding the rights of every citizen.
In an address to the people of Kaduna State on Thursday, 17 December 2015, Mallam El-Rufai provided an update on the Zaria clash and the events that preceded what he described as a tragedy. “We have witnessed sad events in Zaria,” the governor said.
“There have been tragic consequences and needless loss of lives, and we extend our condolences to the families that have been affected.”
El-Rufai disclosed that “in this sombre moment, the government has directed that steps be taken to address the humanitarian fallouts of the security operations.”
The governor stressed that “everyone has a fundamental right to their faiths and beliefs, but no one has any right to practice their faith in ways that diminish, distress or inconvenience others.”
He therefore announced that “henceforth, no person or group, under any guise will be allowed to block any road, obstruct public highways, occupy public facilities or inconvenience citizens in Kaduna State.

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