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Etsu Nupe Wades Into Kede, Katcha Boundary Dispute



Niger State government is set to implement the white paper on the boundary dispute between Kede community in Mokwa local government area  and the Kpata Katcha of Katcha  local government area of the state with the interface between the state government officials and the Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar.

Receiving the government delegation led by the secretary to the Government of Niger State (SSG), Hon. Ibrahim Isa Ladan, yesterday the Etsu Nupe who is the chairman of the Niger State Traditional Council, expressed delight that the age long boundary dispute is resolved by the present government through the findings of the Judicial commission of inquiry.

The Etsu Nupe stated that the Judicial Commission of Inquiry was constituted to bring lasting solution to the boundary crisis that bedeviled the two communities over the years, stressing that government should leave no stone unturned in ensuring full implementation of the white paper.

The  commissioner of Justice and Attorney General, Nasara Dan Mallam explained that government demonstrated fairness by according all the parties involved in the crisis opportunity to air their grievances and complains through public hearing and memoranda.

The commissioner of Justice maintained that the government is committed to the full implementation of the report and appealed to the two communities and other stakeholders to give peace a chance by cooperating with the implementation committee.

The secretary to the Government of Niger State, Hon. Ladan has also reiterated government continued commitment to the protection of lives and properties of all citizens in the state.

Hon. Isa Ladan said they were in the Etsu Nupe’s palace to brief him on the implementation of white paper of Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the boundary dispute between Katcha and Kede Communities in Katcha and Mokwa local government areas respectively.

The SSG pointed out that effective protection of lives and properties of all citizens at all times is the fundamental and constitutional responsibility of any responsible government, positing that all hands should be on deck to ensure the successful implementation of the report.

He told the two communities that government is determined to find lasting solution to the lingering boundary crisis, hence the need to inaugurate the Judicial Commission of Inquiry by the state governor, Alhaji Abubakar Dani Bello.

He expressed optimism that the communities involved would allow peace to prevail in their areas by supporting the full implementation of the white paper. announcing  that government would set up a committee that would take stock of the destructions made during the crisis with a view to ameliorating the sufferings of the people affected.

It would be recalled that governor Abubakar Sani Bello inaugurated the Judicial Commission of Inquiry to unravel the circumstances surrounding the boundary crisis between the two communities and find lasting solution to the unwanted carnage.



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