BREAKING: ICC Set To Investigate President Buhari Led Federal Government Over Crimes Against Humanity

The International Criminal Court (ICC). is set to investigate President Mohammadu Buhari led federal government following reports of Human Right abuses.

A preliminary determination to investigate Nigerian security forces over allegations of “crimes against humanity” and “war crimes” has been issued by the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

This development comes after several allegations of human right abuses against the country’s security forces in the north-east and other parts of Nigeria were piled and forwarded to the ICC.

According to the report, the determination which was issued on Friday was silent on the issues such as the Lekki shootings but declared the allegations “are also sufficiently grave to warrant investigation” by ICC.

The Office of the Prosecutor of the ICC conducts independent preliminary examinations, investigations and prosecutions of the crime of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and the crime of aggression.

According to Fatou Bensouda, the outgoing ICC prosecutor, said there isreasonable 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”.

She added that the allegations “are also sufficiently grave to warrant investigation by my Office, both in quantitative and qualitative terms.

My Office will provide further details in our forthcoming annual Report on Preliminary Examination Activities”.

The level of insecurity in Nigeria as at today is the worst in the history. This is evident across the leghth and breath of the bleeding nation. Kidnapping, arm banditry, mass murder of innocent defenceless Nigerians are witnessed daily unchallenged by the security forces.

Many Nigerians are asking questions: Who will deliver us from the manece of murderous Boko Haram, Fulani Herdsmen attacks?

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