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Billiri Unrest: Gombe Governor Setup Committee to Assess Damages

Billiri Unrest: Gombe Governor Setup Committee to Assess Damages

Gombe state Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, on Tuesday, approved the formation of a committee to assess damages recorded as result of violent protest that rocked Billiri Local Government Area over the selection of a new Mai Tangale.

According to the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Prof. Ibrahim Njodi confirmed the appointment of the Commissioner for the Ministry of Internal Security & Ethical Orientation to leas other members of the committee including the Attorney-General of the state who is also the Commissioner of Justice on the fact-finding mission.

The SSG said that the governor’s decision was for the committee to identifying number of lives lost and identity of the victims while also assessing and establishing the cost implication of the damaged structures and properties.

Njodi further stated that the team is to also identify the number of persons displaced to ascertain resettlement in their respective communities.

The Committee which was given 14 days to undertake the assignment and report back to the Government was also mandated to make any other recommendations incidental to the assignment.

The SSG added that the committee has the State Commissioner of Police, Director of State Services, Department of State Services, Commandant Civil Defence Corps, Director State Fire Services, Rev, Abare Kalla (Christian Association of Nigeria), Dr. Tahir Inuwa (Council of Ulama), Director General, Joint Projects Development Agency among other officials of the state government as member and Secretary.

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