Administrative Panel Of Inquiry Into Omor – Anaku Communal Crisis Commences Public Hearing In Awka

he eight-man Administrative Panel of Inquiry into Omor and Anaku communal crisis has commenced public hearing in Awka.

The Panel has retired Air vice Marshall Ben Chiobi as its Chairman, while Mrs. Chinyere Nwabashiri serves as the secretary.

Addressing members of both communities, Air vice Marshall Chiobi unveiled that the terms of reference of the Panel is to establish the immediate and remote causes of the crisis, interact with families and communities that claim ownership of lands in the disputed area as well as establish the boundary between Omor and Anaku.

He said the Panel will equally recommend to Anambra State Government, other possible solutions that will guarantee lasting peace in the area.

The chairman, who assured judicious job, noted that the panel will visit the disputed areas in the course of their assignment to unearth every hidden fact about the crisis.

He appealed to both communities to cooperate with the panel for them to do a satisfactory and thorough job, even as he appealed to the youths of both communities to give peace a chance for the overall development of the area.

A member of the Panel, Chief Paul Odenigbo had earlier prayed God to give the panel the wisdom to bring a solution to the crisis, which he said really saddened his heart.

Mr. Tony Ifeanya and Atummanya Michael on behalf of Ogwugwu Ikenga Anaku, and Amechi Ijele for Ayamelum Gospel Movement adopted the memoranda they submitted to the panel.

Correspondent, Chibuzor Okoye reports that the Panel, which has one month to submit its report, also has Chief Alex Onukwue, Mr. Tony Chinedu and Emmanuel Nwabudo, among others as members.

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