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Nigerians in Diaspora petition ICC over ‘ongoing genocide’ in Nigeria

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Nigerians in Diaspora petition ICC over ‘ongoing genocide’ in Nigeria

 

Nigerians in Diaspora petition ICC over ‘ongoing genocide’ in Nigeria

Member of the British House of Lords has joined a growing number of Nigerians in the Diaspora and others from three continents to petition the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court to investigate “ongoing genocide” in parts of Nigeria, which had been likened to images from Darfur.

 

Baroness Caroline Cox of the British House of Lords, a consistent and outspoken champion of global human rights and religious freedom, added her signature to the petition.

 

House of Lords member, Lord David Alton, equated the gory images from last week’s Southern Kaduna massacres to images from Darfur.

 

The petition, titled: “ICC IS FAILING NIGERIA: Act Against Genocide Now” accused Madame Prosecutor of dragging ICC feet on genocide in Nigeria for too long.

The petitioners argued: “Till this date, your office has not identified and declared perpetrators of the terrorist genocide in Nigeria wanted, as you continue an endless ‘preliminary examination’, while atrocities continue on a daily basis.

 

“Nigeria has failed to adequately prosecute offenders or restitute victims. The same week of these atrocities, the government of President Muhammadu Buhari ‘reintegrated’ 601 Boko Haram terrorists and paid each N20,000, brand new clothes etc.’’

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