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ICC begins probe of Nigerian Army, Boko Haram on human rights abuses

15 April 2016, 11:03

Abuja -  The International Criminal Court (ICC), has commenced the process of investigating human rights abuses by the Nigerian military.

The Nigerian military has been accused of extra-judicial killings as well as unjustified and inhumane incarceration by local and international groups, including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.

Also read: Biafra: Dutch lawyer takes Buhari to ICC

The 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.

Currently, there are eight case files opened against Nigeria  by the Netherlands-based court .

Two of the cases were committed by the Nigerian Armed Forces.

A delegation from the office of Madame Fatou Bensouda, the ICC Prosecutor has already arrived the country to begin preliminary investigation into the cases

- News 24


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