Buhari And the ICC
How can President Buhari who supervised massacre of 1,000 Shiites and hundreds of IPOB members speak about respect for Human Rights at ICC?
We watch with utmost consternation seeing Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari attending a function at the International Criminal Court in Hague instead of the World Apex court to start processes for his prosecution.
It is pertinent to note that the Nigerian President supervised the massacre of over 1000 shittes in Zaria with many women and children thrown down from upstairs.
President Muhammadu Buhari went further to justify the killings on a national Television without any recourse for those that were massacred in Zaria, Kaduna State on that ill faithful day.
We also want to draw the attention of the International Criminal Court to the injustice being Meted out on the peaceful Indigenous People of Biafra who were protesting for self determination.
Under International law, the principle of self-determination is prominently embodied in Article I of the Charter of the United Nations.
The Article provides that: All peoples have the right to self-determination. By virtue of that right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development.
President Muhammadu Buhari, in his usual Highhandedness and gross abuse of human rights, sent the Nigerian Army with code name ‘Operation Python Dance’ to kill and maim harmless IPOB protesters.
The Nigerian government under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari went further to proscribe the IPOB as a terrorist organization leaving marauding killer Herdsmen that have killed thousands of Nigerians to operate freely unchallenged.
Furthermore, we are calling on the International Criminal Court to as a matter of urgency, swing into action and bring all the perpetrators of Zaria and IPOB massacres to book.
We enjoin the International Criminal Court to caution the Nigerian President over his flagrant disobedience of court orders and the abuse of human rights that is ongoing under his watch by officers and men of Special Anti-Robber Squad. (SARS).
The Nigerian President can not feign ignorance to hundreds of its young citizens being harassed, maimed, raped and killed by people saddled with the responsibility to protect them.
Moreover, we call on the International Criminal Court to look into all the extra-Judicial killings that have taken place under the watch of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Finally, according to Theodore Roosevelt; “Justice consists not in being neutral between right and wrong, but finding out the right and upholding it, wherever found, against the wrong”.