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International Criminal Court To Investigate Nigeria Over “Crimes Against Humanity”

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has issued a preliminary determination to investigate Nigerian security forces over allegations of “crimes against humanity” and “war crimes”. The ICC Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda on Friday released a statement on the conclusion of the preliminary examination of the situation in Nigeria. The beginning of the statement read: Today, I announce…

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Amnesty International Accuses Nigerian Army Of Trying To Cover Up Shi’ites Massacre

  Amnesty International has accused officials of the Nigerian Army of attempting to cover up the mass slaughter of over 350 Nigerian citizens, including women and children, from December 12 to 14, 2015 in Zaria. Here’s how Premium Times reports it: “In a newly-released report about the killing, which involved members of the Islamic Movement of…

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ICC Probes Nigerian Army, Boko Haram For Human Rights Abuse

  The International Criminal Court (ICC) has started the process of investigating human rights abuses by the Nigerian military. The Netherlands-based court will also investigate abuses by Boko Haram, the terror group whose activities have caused the death of about 20,000 people in Nigeria since 2009. The military has been accused of illegal killings and…

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