Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Group wants The Hague to probe Taraba crisis

10 July 2014, 14:15

Taraba - Youth of Vision Nigeria, the local pressure group, said it would hand over evidence of the alleged genocide and human right abuses  to the International Criminal Court of Justice at The Hague.

Officials said the organisation was currently computing and assessing the deaths and loss of property suffered in the conflict.

"We have commenced the process of computing and assessing the colossal and unprecedented loss of lives and property suffered by our people as a result of the conflict to the International Criminal Court of Justice (ICJ) at Hague for genocide and human right abuses," Chairman, Ishaku Bako, told media in Jalingo, the state capital Wednesday.

The group asked for immediate deployment of adequate security operatives consisting of the military and mobile police to enhance security in the region.

"We also call for the setting up of high powered committee by the state government, made up of reputable persons of impeccable character and integrity to be made up of respected stakeholders from Wukari and other Local Government Councils of the state to intervene in the crisis and to provide immediate assistance to the displaced persons under our watch as well as ensuring their safe and early return to the various villages," said Bako.

Communal clashes have escalated in the Taraba State in recent weeks.

No fewer than 50 000 people, mainly women, children and the aged, have been displaced from their homes in various parts of the state, which lies east of the country.

- CAJ News

For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.

Tags the hague

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...