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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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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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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It’s Gone Awry Between Nigerian Army And Gyellesu Community As Residents Feel Betrayed

Gyellesu community in Zaria Local Government Area of Kaduna State, and the Nigerian Army and four others slugged it out, Wednesday at a grade II High Court, over failed promises and seizure of farmland. The Chief of Army Staff, Yusuf Buratai; Commandant, Nigeria Military School, NMS, Zaria, Mohammed Muktar-Bunza; Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi; and the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami are the second, third, fourth and fifth respondents in the suit. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the community resorted to legal…

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Zaria Genocide Memorial: It is Four Years Of Continuing Brutality And More Heinous Crimes By The Buhari Regime

The days between 12-14th December 2019 marks the fourth anniversary of the Zaria Massacre. On days like those Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria and thousands of his followers faced the most brutal crackdown ever, spearheaded by the Nigerian Army, at the behest of the Buhari-led Nigerian regime and its foreign backers. In those forty-eight hours of that eventful weekend, over a thousand unarmed Nigerian citizens were extrajudicially gunned down in cold blood and many hundred others were arrested. It was in those two cruel…

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ICC Investigation In Nigeria Now Inevitable, Further Delay A Waste Of Time – Amnesty Int’l

Amnesty International has come out to state the inevitability of investigating Nigeria by the ICC for the wide range of crimes against humanity, genocide against citizens and mass graves committed by some of its officials, describing any further delay as a waste of time considering the recent admission of the Office of the Prosecutor report that Nigeria has been unwilling to cooperate with the ICC in its investigations. Reacting to the publication of the annual report of the Prosecutor of the ICC on preliminary examinations,  which sets out the work…

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Between Govt Security Agencies And Islamic Movt, Who’s the Terrorist? – The Evidence

The Federal Government on Friday, reportedly obtained an order from the Federal High Court in Abuja to label the Islamic Movement as a terrorist group. This follows incessant protests by the Movement calling for their leader’s release and the consequent clampdown on them by Nigerian security agencies. But the question is that, between the security forces and the Islamic Movement, who’s the most appropriate to be tagged terrorist ? Very often following any incident involving the members of the Islamic Movement and any of the security agencies, the public is…

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Genocide Watch: Army Replaces Commander With Blood On His Head In Abuja With Another

The Nigerian army has redeployed to Jaji the Commandant, Headquarters Guards Brigade, Brig.-Gen Umar Thomas Musa, who was responsible for the death last year October, of nearly 50 Arbaeen Trek solemn religious marchers in Abuja. In his place, Brig.-Gen M.T Usman from Headquarters 28 Task Force Brigade was made Commander, Headquarters Guards Brigade Abuja. It would be recalled that the Brigade of Guards under the command of Brig-Gen U.T. Musa had extra judicially killed members of the Islamic Movement, who were on a religious mourning procession over three consecutive days…

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