Rights Group To Take President Buhari To ICJ Over Incessant Killings
The Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice (CHRSJ) has declared its resolve to take President Muhammadu Buhari to the International Criminal Court at The Hague over insecurity in the country.
In a communiqué, following its meeting in Ikeja, Lagos, at the weekend, the group stated: “We have also resolved to drag the heads of the various security organisations before the court as well. We have discovered that the leaderships of the various security organisations such as the Nigerian Army, the Police and the Directorate of State Security Service (DSS) have been providing security cover for these criminals.
“How on earth can one justify the recent killings in Plateau State where the marauders operated unhindered for about eight hours without any form of resistance from security personnel?”
Recall that President Buhari had courted controversy in 2017 when he granted tenure elongation to Chief of Air Staff (CAS) Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai.
Also, at a meeting held with held with Senate President Bukola Saraki and House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara, last week, it was disclosed that an overhaul of the nation’s security apparatus was imminent. Whether this would entail a removal of the chiefs remains unclear.