Jos Communal Crisis: PLSG to release white paper soon – Commissioner

Commissioner for Justice, Edward Pwajok, Plateau , said that the report of the Justice Bola Ajibola Commission of Inquiry into the 2008 Jos crisis would soon be released. Pwajok told newsmen in Jos on Wednesday that: Government has concluded deliberations on the report and shall soon make it public. The commission was set up by the state government in November 2008, after the devastating crises in Jos that claimed many lives. The State Government set up the commission of inquiry to investigate the immediate and remote causes of that crisis; it was expected to identify persons responsible for it and recommend sanctions, among other things. The Ajibola Commission of Inquiry, concluded its assignment since 2009, but for various reasons, government has not been able to conclude deliberations on the report. Government has concluded deliberations and has issued a white paper on the report of the commission, the commissioner said. He further stated that the White Paper encapsulates the views of government on each of the items of the Ajibola panel’s report. The Crises in Jos has spread since 2001 to the rural areas until recently when calmness returned to the State.

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