IPOB: Gov. Soludo Establish Committee To Investigate Cause Of Agitation In East

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The executive governor of Anambra state, Chukwuma Soludo has set up a peaceful council based on “truth, justice, and peace” to investigate the root of the agitation of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

Soludo reportedly appoints Prof Chidi Odinkalu, Amb. Bianca Ojukwu, Dr. Joe Nwaorgu, Dr. Udenta Udenta, Dr. Uju Agomoh, Rev. Fr (Msgnr) Jerome Madueke, and Canon Dr. Okechukwu C. Obi-Okoye as the member of the committee.

The development was made known through a statement signed by the secretary to the Anambra state government, Prof. Solo Osita Chukwulobelu that reads;

“The purpose of the Committee on Truth, Justice, and Peace is to seek a restorative justice approach for truth-telling or real facts, for the healing of the victims of the violence.

“Accounting for responsibility and accountability of the actors, conditional mercy for the repentant perpetrators, restitution for certain losses and rehabilitation of the perpetrators, for the overall aim of restoration of peace and justice as well as the promotion of development in the State, and the region/Nigeria.

“Terms of Reference for the Committee are: to identify the remote and immediate causes of the agitations, restiveness, violence, and armed struggle in the South East since 1999.

“Document victims/circumstances of death, brutality and incarceration, identify stakeholders and groups who have played critical roles in the agitations and conflicts, their roles, capabilities and demands.

“Address any other issue(s) that may be germane to unravelling the extent of the crisis and charting the roadmap for the future and make recommendations for sustainable peace and security in Anambra state/Southeast,”