Taraba Gov Ishaku Vows To Prosecute Sponsors Of Sardauna Communal Crisis
Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku has assured the people of the State that the law would take its course on the sponsors of the communal crisis that engulfed Sardauna local government.
Ishaku made this known while receiving the report of the Judicial Commission of Enquiry set up to probe the Crisis.
While submitting the final report to Governor Ishaku, the commission Chairman, Justice Nuhu Adi said they were initially given three weeks to carry out the assignment needed more time due to the enormity of the problem coupled with the fact that before the committee could sit, a full blown crisis erupted.
Adi disclosed that during the panel’s sittings, about 54 witnesses testified before the inquiry, just as 36 memoranda came from individuals, communities, societies and groups.
Residents of the state are hopeful that the government will not to sweep the recommendations of the committee under the carpet, but ensure that offenders are prosecuted.
Political watchers said if governor Ishaku demonstrates political will and allows the law to take its course on the sponsors of the crisis, it would serve as an exemplary lesson to others nursing a similar plan to foment trouble in the state.