Buratai must face justice for the killing of defenceless Shiite Muslims, IPOB members and Lekki protesters, Civil Society Organisation says in a petition to ICC
Civil Society Organisation has withintheweek called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate, arrest and prosecute former Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai (Rtd) over alleged human rights violations under his watch as the Chief of Army Staff.
Vanguard report that this was contained in a letter signed by the Convener, Comrade Deji Adeyanju, with the subject, ‘A Call for the Investigation and Arrest of Tukur Buratai’ and addressed to Chief Prosecutor, Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court, 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 army to kill over 300 defenseless Nigerian Shiite Muslims;
*Ordered the Nigerian soldiers to kill hundreds of Nigerian citizens of South-Eastern extraction, in the guise of searching for members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB); and
*Personally ordered the killing of the innocent protesters at Lekki toll gate, Lagos, on October 20, 2020.