Nigerian Authorities Has Completely Failed To Address Zaria Massacre – Activist At The UN

Head of Advocacy Islamic Human Rights Commission, has seriously denounced the Nigerian authorities for their complete failure to address the matter of the horrendous Zaria genocide of December, 2015 while speaking on “Human Rights in Nigeria: The Case of Sheikh Zakzaky” on the sidelines of the 39th session of the United Nations on Tuesday. He said there is a complete failure on the part of the Nigerian authorities to address or deal with what happened on December 12 to 14, 2015 and denounced the fact that Sheikh Zakzaky remains in…

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Insecurity: ICC Receives 131 Petitions From Nigeria

The International Criminal Court in the Hague, the Netherlands, said it had received 131 petitions from Nigeria based on killings and general insecurity in the country. The ICC stated this in its latest Preliminary Examination Activities Report on Nigeria. The court stated that the petitions received were in respect of crimes allegedly committed by the Nigerian security forces against civilians during its war against Boko Haram; against members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria; and against members of the Indigenous People of Biafra in the course of their 2017 protests.…

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FG Jitters Before ICC Over Zakzaky, Seeks Concessions

The Federal Government has become very jittery over the tremendous progress that has been made by the ICC in the issue of the Zaria massacre and the continued detention without charges of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky. The Buhari government is particularly worried that the International Criminal Court is unrelenting in pursuing the case and seven others against Nigeria. The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubabakar Malami (SAN) on Thursday shivered while playing host to the newly elected President of…

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AGF Malami To Be Drilled At ICC Over Zaria Genocide, Zakzaky

The newly elected President of the International Criminal Court, ICC, Nigerian-Born Chile Eboe-Osuji is scheduled to meet with Nigeria’s Attorney General/Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami Over Sheik Ibrahim Zakzaky, leader of Islamic Movement of Nigeria. The president will be meeting with Nigerian Attorney-General over Sheik Ibrahim Zakzaky who has been arbitrarily detained by the Nigerian Government for over 2 years against a valid court that says he should be released and rehabilitated. You would recall that the Nigerian Army had on December 12th 2015 launched a coordinated attack against…

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President Buhari: In The Footpath Of Charles Taylor

President Muhammadu Buhari, on his second day in Lagos, was joined on a tour of the affluent Eko Atlantic City by British model, actor and singer, Naomi Campbell, who claimed she was invited by the President, despite denials by the presidency. Naomi Campbell and President Buhari saw the Eko Atlantic City together before the president left for Abuja, in a similar fashion the celebrity saw Charles Taylor before later testifying against the warlord at The ICC. Naomi Campbell had met with Charles Taylor, shook his hands like she did that…

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ICC Cautioned Against Blaming Victims In Nigeria Massacre Investigation

The Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) has written a strongly worded letter to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague seeking clarification for comments in a recent report that seem to apportion blame for a 2015 massacre of over 1000 innocent people on the victims. In its Report on Preliminary Examination Activities 2017 the ICC states in reference to the attack by armed forces on supporters of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria: “It is alleged that members of the IMN armed with batons, knives, and machetes stopped the convoy…

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Zaria Massacre: Raise Your Concern About ICC Prelim Exam & Demand ICC Avoid Blaming Victims

In its recent report, Report on Preliminary Examination Activities 2017, ICC states, “It is alleged that members of the IMN armed with batons, knives, and machetes stopped the convoy of the Chief of Army Staff on a principle road in Zaria on 12 December 2015” However, this characterisation of Islamic Movement of Nigeria’s (IMN) supporters in this report is false and alarming. We therefore urge supporters and people of conscience worldwide to actively participate in our Action Alert activity by: 1. Write to the Chief Prosecutor of the ICC, model…

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Update On ICC Investigation: Cautiously Optimistic

The ICC report for 2017 contained an important update in relation to the Zaria massacre. They stated that they had reached a preliminary finding and that they would seek further clarification from the Nigerian government. The Islamic Movement globally and Rights groups remain cautiously optimistic. The text about the Zaria case: During the reporting period, the Office further continued its factual and legal analysis of other allegations of crimes unrelated to the armed conflict between Boko Haram and the Nigerian security forces. In that regard, the Office carefully examined the…

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Army Seeks To Hide Spokesman, Kukasheka; Replaces Him

In what appears to be a sinister tactical move, the indicted Nigerian Army has started redeployment of key officers who have been identified to have played key or commanding roles in the Zaria massacre of December, 2015. The aim, according to our source, is to make them less visible to the public until such a time when the matter of the Zaria mass killings and their roles in it is totally forgotten. Consequently, a new spokesman has been appointed for the Nigerian Army to replace the embattled Brigadier General Sani…

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Communication To The ICC Prosecutor: The Attack Against The Islamic Movement In Nigeria, December 2015

Executive Summary The Nigerian army carried out massive attacks over the course of 12 and 13 December 2015 which targeted the Islamic Movement of Nigeria in Zaria. The operation resulted in the deaths of at least 1000 unarmed civilians, mostly IMN members, killed by gunshots attributed to soldiers. Hundreds more were injured. There were reports that the military blocked access to medical care for the injured and shot at and killed wounded persons. Witnesses and victims reported signs of widespread force and cruelty with allegations of looting, arson, mutilation, mass…

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