Civil Society takes a Stand against War Crimes in Nigeria

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Amnesty International has called for an investigation into the Nigerian Military for war crimes committed during its battle with Boko Haram that claimed 8000 lives by starvation, suffocation or torture. Five senior military commanders are alleged to have known about the crimes committed and took no action, making them responsible for the crimes.

The civil society has called on the new Nigerian government to end impunity in the military, and protect civilians.

The International Criminal Court (ICC) began preliminary investigations on Nigeria in 2010.

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