#EndSARS: Kaduna Governor El-Rufai Approves Panel Of Inquiry Into Police Violence

Nasir El-Rufai OnoBello

Kaduna Governor, Nasiru El-Rufai has constituted a judicial panel to probe acts involving police brutality in the state amid ongoing protests calling for an end to extra-judicial killings by men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad.

El-Rufai announced this on Friday in a public statement which he shared on Twitter. According to him, the commission of inquiry will be inaugurated on Monday, 19 October 2020.

“Malam Nasir El-Rufai has approved the constitution of a judicial commission of inquiry into acts of brutality by police units in the state. The inquiry will be chaired by Hon. Justice David Shiri Wyom (rtd.), with representatives of civil society and youth groups as members,” the tweet read.

Governor El-Rufai explained that the decision to set up a panel follows the resolution of the National Economic Council committing state governors to look into acts of brutality against citizens by the police and other steps to ensure accountability in the operations of police units in their states.

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