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ICC prosecutor requests for investigation into war crimes by Boko Haram and Nigeria’s security forces

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Following a decade of primary examination of  insurgency in Nigeria and the fight against the insurgents, the ICC has concluded that it has met a criteria for proper investigation. The insurgency has claimed thousands of lives and displaced millions of people in the northern part of the country.

ICC prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, believes that the crimes stretched for long as the insurgency took lives. She stated that the primary examination into the activities of the insurgents and the armed forces of Nigeria which has been going on since 2010 have now concluded that the “criteria for investigating into the situation in Nigeria have been met”

She believed that Nigeria security forces were not left out as they are also suspects of some crimes in their battle with the insurgents.

She also gave a long list of crimes committed by Boko Haram and the armed forces in Nigeria. The crimes listed include; murder, rape, sexual slavery, tortureand enlistimg underage children in the armed forces.

 

 

Amnesty International welcome the new development and described it as a “milestone decision” and said that ” a step to achieving justice for victims one step closer”

 

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