Shiites, Army Clash Elrufai raises 9-man white paper committee

El-Rufai said that the committee would commence work immediately and submit the draft white paper within two weeks.

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Gov. Nasiru El-Rufai of Kaduna State has set up a nine-man committee to produce a white paper on the report of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the Army/Shiites clash in the state.

The Army/Shiites clash in Zaria last December had left many people dead.

This is contained in a statement issued by Mr Samuel Aruwan, Media aide to the governor, in Kaduna on Wednesday.

El-Rufai said that the committee would commence work immediately and submit the draft white paper within two weeks.

The committee is headed by Adamu Mansur, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education.

The governor also mandated the committee to make any other recommendation that would assist government in addressing issues raised in the report.

The committee members were the permanent secretaries of the Ministries of Environment and Natural Resources, Works, Housing and Transport, Local Government, Cabinet Affairs and Special Services.

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The other members were the permanent secretaries Ministry of Justice, Civil Service Commission, and Mr M. Aliyu of the Ministry of Justice, as well as Mr Alexander Sule of the Office of the Secretary to the State Government.

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