Southeast Insecurity: Commission set to submit report to Soludo


The Truth, Justice and Peace Commission investigating the crisis of insecurity in South-East Nigeria will on March 6, 2024 submit the report of its findings to Governor Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra state. 

Chairman of the Commission, Prof. Chidi Odinkalu, who said this in Awka on Monday expressed hope that the report would mark a watershed in the quest for peace, reconciliation and stability in the Southeast at large.

Soludo had after spending three months in office as governor of the state set up the Commission in June 2022 in a move that signaled his earnest and genuine quest for peace in Anambra.

The Commission which has Ambassador Bianca Ojukwu as Secretary was set up with the mandate to inquire into causes, impact and make recommendations for possible solution to insecurity in Anambra.

Speaking on the work of the Commission, Odinkalu, a former Chairman of the Nigerian Human Rights Commission and a frontline Human Rights Lawyer said the job was tasking but a great privilege.

He said the Commission has enjoyed the support of the government and communities around Southeast Nigeria, which shows that people in the region wanted an end to this insecurity.

He thanked the government of Anambra state for the genuine quest for an end to insecurity which he described as hydra-headed arising from multiplicity of causes which were all captured.

Odinkalu said he hoped that the report would also serve as a reference point for other states which may want to address the security situation within their domain with sincerity and commitment as well as for the Federal government. 

“We also want to thank the good people of Anambra, traditional rulers, town union leadership, Security agencies, the media for their invaluable cooperation and support,” he said.