Kaduna, 26 June, 2023 / 9:07 pm (ACI Africa).
The International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law (Intersociety) is petitioning for the prosecution of over 30 top current and former government officials in Nigeria for killings of Christians in the West African country.
Among those that Intersociety has dragged to the International Criminal Court in The Hague is the governor of Imo State and other government officials in the Nigerian State, who the research entity has directly linked to the killings and mass displacements of Christians in the State.
In a report shared with ACI Africa, Intersociety labels Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State as the Commandant General of the Imo Ebubeagu Militia Group and Chief Security Officer of the State since 20 January 2020.
Intersociety says that it had, through investigation, found Uzodinma “to have aided and abetted the mass atrocities including mass murders, abductions, disappearances, acts of torture and burning down or wanton destruction of civilian houses and other properties and failed woefully to act to stop them.”
The petition was signed by Emeka Umeagbalasi, the founder and board chair of Intersociety among other activists in Nigerian and victims of terrorist attacks in the country.