Biafra: ICC hints on Investigation of killings during 'Operation Python Dance' by Nigerian army

The International Criminal Court, ICC, has begun probe of the killings of the members of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, by the men of the Nigerian Army.

According to reports, the ICC will also prosecute the Nigerian officials involved in the December 2015 massacre of members of Islamic Movements of Nigeria.

The reports also noted that the office of the prosecutor at the war crimes tribunal, which reached its preliminary conclusion into the killings in December 2017, submitted its findings to the Federal Government and demanded explanations about the incident.

The ICC said the attack on IMN members, which was carried out by the Nigerian Army and condemned by human rights voices across the world, violated international statutes on human rights.

Also, on IPOB, the ICC said its investigating into the gruesome rights abuses and killings of members of separatist Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.

The ICC recalled how the group had repeatedly been assaulted by the Nigerian security agencies since October 2015 when its leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was arrested by the State Security Service in Lagos.

Mazi Kanu was later moved to Abuja where he had been standing trial until September 2017 when he disappeared following a military raid on his country home in Umuahia.

Meanwhile, Vanguard reports that the ICC has submitted its preliminary findings on the Shiites massacre to Attorney-General Abubakar Malami.

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