The Islamic Movement in Nigeria ( IMN ) has gone to International Criminal Court ( ICC ) in Hague to sue the Nigerian Army as well as the federal government alleging war crimes by the Army in Zaria December 2015.
The International Criminal Court (ICC), located in Hague, is believed to be the court of last resort for prosecution of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.
Spokesman of the Islamic Movement Mallam Ibrahim Musa has said the Islamic Movement in Nigeria in collaboration with Islamic Human Right Commission based in Londan has taken it case to ICC against the Nigerian Army and the Federal Governmnent over the massacre in Zaria. He explaned this today Monday the 21st of March 2016 in Kaduna during a press conference.
Part of the statements read as follows:
“The International Criminal Court is being urged to investigate the massacre of nearly 1000 civilians in Nigeria last December at the hands of the country’s armed forces.
“IHRC has called on the international tribunal which has a mandate to prosecute people for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide, to open a preliminary enquiry into the events in Zaria last year in which soldiers attacked the Islamic Movement of Nigeria’s (IMN) supporters, symbols and property.
“The assault over two days in the northern Nigerian city left a trail of bloodshed and destruction including the shooting of the movement’s leader Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky and his wife Zeenat. Both are currently believed to be in military custody, detained without charge."