ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda says to have enough evidence to open full investigation into atrocities in Nigeria

In a statement issued on December 11, the International Criminal Court’s prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said that she has enough evidence to initiate full probe into atrocities in Nigeria.

“Moving forward, the next step will be to request authorization from the Judges of the Pre-Trial Chamber of the Court to open investigations,” she stated, adding further, “As we look ahead to future investigations in the independent and impartial exercise of our mandate, I also look forward to a constructive and collaborative exchange with the Government of Nigeria to determine how justice may best be served under the shared framework of complementary domestic and international action.”

She further said that the decade-long preliminary examination indicated towards the crimes against humanity and crimes committed at the hands of armed group Boko Haram and the Nigerian security forces.

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