UPDATE: ICC Set To Investigate Boko Haram Over, War Crimes, [email protected], Murder & Other In The Country

Date: 11-12-2020 8:44 pm (2 months ago) | Author: onuigbo felicia
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The International Criminal Court (ICC) has announced its readiness to investigate members of the Nigerian Security Forces and Boko Haram insurgents for war crimes, rape, murder and several other criminal offences.
The ICC said it has found a reasonable basis to believe that member of the security forces and the insurgents committed the charges preferred against them.

Fatou Bensouda, the ICC Prosecutor disclosed this in a statement on Friday, December 11, 2020.

In the statement, Besouda alleged that the insurgents and members of the Nigerian Security Forces engaged in conscripting and enlisting children under the age of 15 years into the armed forces and using them to participate actively in hostilities; persecution on gender and political grounds.

The statement reads in part,
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“While my Office recognizes that the vast majority of criminality within the situation is attributable to non-state actors, we have also found a reasonable basis to believe that members of the Nigerian Security Forces (“NSF”) have committed the following acts constituting crimes against humanity and war crimes: murder, rape, torture, and cruel treatment; enforced disappearance; forcible transfer of population; outrages upon personal dignity; intentionally directing attacks against the civilian population as such and against individual civilians not taking direct part in hostilities; unlawful imprisonment; conscripting and enlisting children under the age of fifteen years into armed forces and using them to participate actively in hostilities; persecution on gender and political grounds; and other inhumane acts”.

This is coming five days after Amnesty International said that the military and the insurgents have killed many aged citizens at disproportionate levels due to their inability to flee attacks.

Posted: at 11-12-2020 08:44 PM (2 months ago) | Hero
- Fedchara at 11-12-2020 10:44 PM (2 months ago)
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Is it only members of the Nigerian security forces? what about Miyetti allah and their sponsor political elites? if there was any jusitce in the world, Bubu and Buruku should be trialed in Hague for crimes against humanity and gross violation of fundamental human rights
Posted: at 11-12-2020 10:44 PM (2 months ago) | Upcoming
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- taypetdun at 11-12-2020 11:15 PM (2 months ago)
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including herdsmen chairman, and across the board  up to the presidency and the cabal club
Posted: at 11-12-2020 11:15 PM (2 months ago) | Upcoming
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- Henrybobo at 12-12-2020 08:22 AM (2 months ago)
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investigate? .. something wey dem de guilty of already
Posted: at 12-12-2020 08:22 AM (2 months ago) | Gistmaniac
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