Buratai Dares ICC, Tells Troops To Disregard Court’s Investigation

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS),  Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has urged troops to disregard and not be distracted by the move by International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate war crimes against Nigerian forces in parts of the country. Buratai made the call in a statement by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Sagir Musa, on Saturday in Abuja on the heels of the ICC Chief Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda’s statement that there were reasonable basis to believe that “members of the Nigerian Security Forces (NSF)” had committed acts constituting crimes…

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Nigerian Security Forces Committed Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes – ICC

The chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Court, Ms Fatou Bensouda, has accused Nigerian security forces of committing war crimes and crimes against humanity. Ms. Bensouda mentioned in a statement on Friday that her office’s preliminary investigation showed that Nigerian security forces committed grave crimes against humanity and will pursue their prosecution. The Nigerian Army has been under investigation by the ICC over allegations of grievous rights abuses and extra-judicial killings relating to the crackdown on members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria since December 2015. Find the statement: Statement…

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Nig Army To Appear In Lekki Probe Panel: Watch Out For This Malicious Schemer, Shameless Liar

Reports have it that the Nigerian army has finally agreed to appear before the Judicial Commission of Inquiry looking into the now infamous Lekki massacre of 20th October 2020 after initial refusals. It was learnt that they have filed papers at the Judicial panel’s registry, profiling some top senior army officers as witnesses when they eventually make their appearance. It is however pertinent to alert the world about their modus operandi, the same mode they used during the probe of Zaria massacre, during which they contracted an undercover agent, a…

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“Don’t Be Mischievous” – Islamic Movement Cautions Kaduna CP

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has condemned its branding as a Shiite militia by the Kaduna Police Commissioner in a statement he issued to pressmen recently, describing it as mischievous. This was contained in a press statement shared to the media by the President Media Forum of the Movement, Ibrahim Musa today. The Islamic Movement said: “It is clearly a mischievous and deliberate attempt at blackmail to not only mention the Islamic Movement in a row of renown crimes, but to also insinuate that it is a militia, a false…

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Crimes by Nigerian Soldiers: Sexual Harassment, Rape and Female Genital Mutilation of Girls and Women During 2015 Zaria Massacre

The men and officers of the Nigerian army had carried out some grievous crimes against humanity in Zaria between 12th December 2015 and 14th December 2015, targeting members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, especially women and young girls. These crimes include, but not limited to, rape, sexual harassment, and genital mutilation. We review some of the most outstanding and notorious cases: Rape: Witnesses reported that young girls were raped and shot, especially in Hussainiyyah and Darul Rahama. There were reports of other types of sexual assault. Many young girls…

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Zaria massacre reenacted in Lekki massacre; Find the similarities and the differences

After days of extensive reporting, PREMIUM TIMES brought out a clearer picture of what happened at the Lekki Toll Gate on October 20. It was immediately clear that what happened in Lekki was exactly a reenactment of what happened in Zaria between December 12 and 13 2015. REFLECTION-ONLINE looks at the similarities and differences. Lekki: At about 6:45 p.m. on October 20, men in military uniform arrived at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos in three Toyota Hilux vans and almost immediately began shooting into a crowd of peaceful protesters…

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O Prophet of Allah, We Would Sacrifice For You Our Souls, Blood, Lives and All!

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Lekki, Zaria Massacre, The Nigerian Army and Public Confidence

Nigerians have remained not only perplexed, but also in a state of confusion since the Nigerian Army announced recently that it did not kill protesters at Lekki, an issue that has clearly drawn a line between two camps in the country. There is clearly the camp of the Muhammadu Buhari and his supporters on the one hand, and the camp of the supporters and protectors of the protesters on the other hand. It has also come to public knowledge that there is an ingoing independent investigation that has indicted the…

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We Are The Heroes Of This Nation, Sheikh Zakzaky Declares

“We are heroes in this country,” the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky has publicly declared, noting that the basic difference between Nigerian leaders and members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, is that while Nigerian leaders always seek to kill people, members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria are always striving to save the souls of Nigerians. We are the heroes of this nation,” he declared. Sheikh Zakzaky challenged the leaders that if they want to show how good they are in the society, they…

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“I’m Not Afraid of ICC” – Gen Buratai Dares World Court

“Do not be afraid of ICC war crime charges,” the Nigerian Chief of Army Staff. Lt Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai was quoted as telling Nigerian soldiers in an apparent response to comments credited to the ICC Chief Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda. The ICC Prosecutor had on Thursday said her office is paying a close eye on developments in Nigeria, following the attacks on #EndSARS protesters in Lekki, which has drawn international condemnation. “My office has been closely following the events around the current protests in Nigeria and the reaction of Nigeria’s…

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