1.0 The city of Jos and environs had witnessed relative peace for almost a decadeafter the unfortunate communal clashes of 12
April, 1994. The peacefulposture of the city would have continued if not for yet another civil disturbancethat occurred on the 7
September, 2001 which posed a great threat to thehitherto peaceful co-existence amongst diverse communities of the State. Thisunfortunate incident has once again put to test the ability of the Government infinding a lasting peace amongst the various components resident in the Jos Areaand the State at large.
In cognisance of the magnitude of the crisis and the complex dimension whichcame into play during the crisis, the Government of Plateau State thought it wiseto set up a high powered Judicial Commission of Inquiry and in the processsought for an independent Judge of a competent Court to preside with a mandateto look into the elements of the re-occurring civil disturbances in the State. Andthat resulted in the choice made by the State of Hon. Justice Niki Tobi, who atthe material time was the Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal, Benin City,but now Justice of the Supreme Court, a choice which received the blessing of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Government notes and appreciates his acceptance to preside over theCommission of Inquiry. Government further congratulates him as the Justice of the Supreme Court.1.2
The Commission was constituted as follows:i. Hon. Justice Niki Tobi, CON - Chairmanii. Justice Ismaila Adamu - Memberiii. Barr. Ibrahim Hamman - “iv. Barr. Nasiru Goshi - “v. Chief (Dr.) Chigozie Njoku - “vi. Chief Markus W. Ishaya - “vii. Mr. Thomas Didel - “viii. Hon. Mali Khandi Dung (Late) - “ix. Hon. Mrs. V.K. Umaru - “x. Mr. John G. Gobak - Secretary
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