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CSO calls on ICC to arrest, examine Gen Burutai over alleged human rights abuses

CSO calls on ICC to arrest, investigate Gen Burutai over alleged human rights abuses

By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja

A Civil Society Organisation, Involved Nigerians, CN, Thursday, referred to as on the Worldwide Prison Court docket, ICC, to analyze, arrest and prosecute former Chief of Military Employees, Lieutenant Normal Tukur Buratai (Rtd), over alleged human rights abuses whereas serving within the Nigerian navy as Chief of Military Employees.

This was contained in a letter signed by the Convener, Comrade Deji Adeyanju, with the topic, ‘A Name for the Investigation and Arrest of Tukur Buratai’ and addressed to Chief Prosecutor, Workplace of the Prosecutor, Worldwide Prison Court docket, The Hague, The Netherlands, Mrs Fatou Bensouda, which President Muhammadu Buhari was copied.

The group alleged that in 2015, Gen Buratai ordered members of the Nigerian military to kill over 300 defenseless Nigerian Shiite Muslims; ordered the Nigerian troopers to kill a whole lot of Nigerian residents of South-Japanese extraction, within the guise of trying to find members of the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra (IPOB); and personally ordered the killing of the harmless protesters at Lekki toll gate, Lagos, on October 20, 2020.

A part of the letter reads, “We write to name on the Worldwide Prison Court docket and all lovers of democracy and human rights on the planet to right away examine, arrest and prosecute Lieutenant Normal Buratai (Rtd) who was simply relieved of his obligation as Chief of Military Employees for crimes in opposition to humanity and the Nigerian folks.

“It will likely be recalled that typically in 2015, Lieutenant Normal Buratai (Rtd) ordered members of the Nigerian military to kill over 300 defenseless Nigerian Shiite Muslims on the unjustifiable floor that they “touched a normal’s chest”.

“That occasion has been appropriately tagged the Zaira bloodbath and it has additional worsened the insecurity state of affairs in Nigeria. Shortly thereafter, Lieutenant Buratai (Rtd) ordered the Nigerian troopers to kill a whole lot of Nigerian residents of South-Japanese extraction, within the guise of trying to find members of the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra (IPOB).

“It’s notably noteworthy to say that as on the time Lieutenant Normal Buratai (Rtd) ordered the bloodbath of IPOB members, the group had not been proscribed by the Nigeria Authorities.

“Moreover, now we have been capable of collect from totally different impartial sources, that Lieutenant Normal Buratai (Rtd) personally ordered the killing of the harmless protesters at Lekki toll gate, Lagos, on October 20, 2020.”

The letter concluded by pointing that it’ll, “Function a deterrent to members of the Nigerian Armed Forces and their civilian collaborators who’ve made it a degree of obligation to indiscriminately abuse residents’ human rights.”

Vanguard News Nigeria

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