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Published On: Thu, Jul 2nd, 2020

Bauchi Gov suspends council chair, sets up committee to investigate Misau land dispute

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From Ahmad Mohammed, Bauchi


Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed of Bauchi state has suspended the Misau Local Government Chairman and sets up a thirteen man panel to identify the cause of a communal clash between fulani farmers and fulani herders in Zadawa village in Misau Local Government Area of the state.

Addressing journalists shortly after chairing an emergency security meeting at Council Chamber, Government House Bauchi, the Governor said the investigation panel headed by Air Commodore Tijjani Baba Gamawa is to submit its report within 3 weeks.

Governor Mohammed said the timely setting up of the investigation panel is to enable the state government  avert the occurrence of such incident, not only in the area, but across the state in general.

He directed the State Commissioner of Police to mobilise mobile unit in Misau alongside personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in order to provide security in the affected area.

Governor Mohammed announced the suspension of Misau Caretaker Chairman alongside his deputy and the secretary of the council for failure to control the situation, appointed Isah Kufai as sole administrator of the Local government.

“ After we discussed extensively with all the stakeholders on the current happenings in Misau Local Government Area where we had some clashes which resulted in the loss of 9 lives and many injuries, we agreed to look at the situation to avert its reoccurrence.”

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