At Last, ICC Reacts To Lekki Shooting

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Fatou Bensouda

 

By Our Reporter

The International Court of Justice, ICC, has reacted to soldiers’ shooting of #EndSARS protesters in Lekki area of Lagos State.

It will be recalled that the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) had sent a petition to Mrs Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (ICC), urging her to promptly investigate reports that Nigerian authorities, military, and some politicians have used/ and are using thugs, soldiers and security agents to intimidate, harass, attack and kill #EndSARS peaceful protesters in several parts of Nigeria, including Abuja, Lagos, Edo, Osun, Plateau, and Kano states.

While calling for calm and restraint, ICC Prosecutor, Bensouda, said her office had been closely following the events around the current protests in Nigeria and reaction of Nigeria’s law enforcement and security agencies.

The ICC prosecutor said any loss of life and injury was  worrisome. She added that she had received information alleging crimes and that ICC was keeping a close eye on developments, in case violence escalated and any indications arose that Rome Statute crimes might have been committed.

Bensouda said: “My office has been closely following the events around the current protests in Nigeria and reaction of Nigeria’s law enforcement and security agencies.

“Any loss of life and injury is concerning. We have received information alleging crimes and are keeping a close eye on developments, in case violence escalates and any indications arise that Rome Statute crimes may have been committed.

 

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