Anambra State Governor Charles Soludo of Anambra has named former diplomat Bianca Ojukwu in a 15-member truth, justice and peace committee to address rising cases of agitation, insecurity and other challenges in the state.
The committee, which has Chidi Odinkalu and Ojukwu as chairman and secretary respectively, also has others from the five south-eastern states of Abia Imo, Ebonyi, Enugu and Anambra as members.
Secretary to the state government Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu announced this in a statement on Wednesday in Awka.
The statement gave the time frame from inauguration to completion of the assignment to six months.
Chukwulobelu said that the purpose and terms of reference of the committee include to seek a restorative justice approach for truth-telling or real facts, for the healing of the victims of the violence.
According to him, the committee is to identify the remote and immediate causes of the agitations, restiveness, violence, and armed struggle in the south-east since 1999.
“Document victims and circumstances of death, brutality and incarceration. Identify stakeholders and groups who have played critical roles in the agitations and conflicts, their roles, capabilities and demands,” he stated.
Others members of the committee include Joe Nwaorgu, Udenta Udenta, Uju Agomoh, Rev. Fr Jerome Madueke, Canon Okechukwu Obi-Okoye and Charles Oputa (Charly Boy).
Others are John Otu, Ngozi Odumuko, Onyeka Onwenu, Joe Abah, Chukwuma Okpalaezeukwu, Sam Egwuatu and Prof. Joseph Ikechebelu.