A Passionate appeal has been made to the Governor of Niger State, Hon. Mohammed Umaru Bago, to constitute a commission of inquiry to investigate the endless royal tussle in Doko community of Lavun local Government area of Niger State.
A traditional title holder in the area Alhaji Kudu Mohammed Jiya, made the appeal while speaking during an exclusive interview with Newsline in Minna at the weekend.
He said the constitution of the commission of inquiry into the incessant crisis in the area over the years will bring about the lasting peace and security in Doko and its environs.
Alhaji Kudu Jiya, who is the Sarkin Yaki of Doko land, noted with the dismay the ceasless crisis that had engulfed the once peaceful community over the years, called on the state governor to as a matter of necessity, constitute the commission to ensure peace in the area.
"Setting up the commission of inquiry into this matter, will unravel the whole issues and allegations against the dethroned village head (Dazhi) of Doko.
"The commission of inquiry will also bring about the peace and security in Doko community, hence we are appealing to the governor of Niger State Hon. Umar Bago to set up the commission to settle this crisis in Doko once and for all", he stated.
He called on the state governor to as a matter urgency to constitute the commission of inquiry in ensuring the peace and security of the people of Doko, this according to the traditional title holder will forstall peace in the area.
He disclosed that the dethroned village head has dragged the state government, the Bida Emirate council, the Ministry of Localgovernment and Chieftaincy Affairs and Commissioner for Justice and the Attorney General of Niger State to Minna High Court and he lost the case.
Dissatisfied with the judgement of the Niger State High Court, he went on Appeal at the Court of Appeal in Abuja, yet the court of Appeal dismissed the appeal and that he can only be reinstated after due clearance from the weighty allegations.
"I'm of the opinion that resolving the remaining issues could be prejudicial to any subsequent action the emirate council might want to take on the matter.
It would be recalled that Doko community, has been engulfed in series of lands and royal crisis in the last ten years as all efforts to restore peace in the community has not yielded the needed result.
Several lives and property have been lost to the endless crisis even as some numbers of youths are languishing in both Minna and Bida prisons.
Niger State Governor, Hon. Mohammed Umaru Bago, has commiserated with the members of the Niger State Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, over the death of its member, Mr. Matthew Jwuantu.
In a condolence message issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Bologi Ibrahim, the governor described the death of the journalist as painful and sorrowful.
He also extended his heartfelt condolences to the immediate family of the deceased and the entire family of the Niger State Council of NUJ.
Governor Umaru Bago prayed to God to grant the soul of the departed eternal rest and comfort his family, professional colleagues, and close associates.
The late Matthew Jwuantu was the Niger State correspondent of a Jos-based newspaper, "The Standard".