• We’ll unravel those behind political violence, missing children in Kano – Yusuf

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    Chairman, Kano Judicial Commission of Inquiry on Political Violence and Cases of Missing Persons, Justice Zuwaira Yusuf, on Monday, vowed to unravel those behind political killings and missing children in the state.

    Justice Yusuf said the commission will not victimize any individual or group of persons.

    The leader of the commission said this during an inaugural sitting at the High Court of Justice complex, Miller Road, where he pledged to deliver diligently and in fairness.

    She extended invitations to individuals, groups, Civil Society Organizations, and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOS) as well as victims and relatives of the victims of political violence, and missing persons to submit memoranda or petitions to the Commission to aid the discharge of its duties.

    “I would also like to further assure the people of Kano State that this Commission will discharge its assigned mandates diligently, fairly, dispassionately and without fear or ill-will,” she said.

    “The essence of the Commission is to find out the causes and factors that instigate political violence in the State.

    “Similarly, the Commission is mandated to investigate the rampant cases of missing persons and to make recommendations for enduring solutions to these 2 issues.

    “I will also assure the general public that the Commission is there to serve them, that their petitions would be looked into and where necessary would be called upon to give oral evidence.”

    The serving Justice of the state high court said the commission has it terms of reference to include finding the root causes of the Political and other forms of violence in Kano State.

    “To identify areas where violence associated with the 2015, 2019 and 2023 general elections occurred in Kano State and also to identify sponsors and perpetrators of political and other forms of violence during and in-between elections in Kano State.

    “Similarly, to identify all missing persons in the State and determine the circumstances as well as the immediate and remote causes of their missing.

    “To identify victims of all forms of violence including politically motivated, State-sponsored, etc associated with the 2015, 2019 and 2023 General elections and assess the damage/losses of lives and properties during the period.”

    The chairperson, however, appealed to the media to discharge their duties with utmost professionality, be fair and factual to help the commission achieve its mandates.

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