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Group Threatens To Drag Perpetrators Of Herdsmen/Farmers Crisis To ICC

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The Save Humanity Advocacy Centre (SHAC) has cried out to human rights organisations around the world over the ongoing killings in Nigeria.

The group, while threatening to drag those behind the bloodletting in the country to the International Criminal Court, ICC, alleged that the endless clashes between herders and farmers, which had led to loss of lives and valuables worth millions of naira in some part of the country had political undertone.

SHAC lamented that some individuals and organisations have taken the laws into their hands by inciting political violence in the country.

It said that there is overwhelming evidence, which suggests that the spates of killings under the guise of herdsmen/farmers conflict are indeed politically motivated.

A statement signed by the executive director of the group, Adams Odoh and obtained by our reporter yesterday claimed that there are overwhelming facts to show that some individuals and organisations are taking advantage of the ethnic and religious fragility of the country to sow seeds of hate and discord to achieve political goals.

According to Odoh, “This act of impunity, this rampage of impunity must be stopped in the interest of the continued existence of Nigeria and by extension the African continent because of the strategic role Nigeria plays in the political and economic stabilisation of the African continent.”

The statement reads in part, “We are also appalled that despite overwhelming pieces of evidence that points to specific individuals and organisations, nothing has been done to bring them to face the full wrath of the law.

“While it is worrisome to state that these heinous acts have resulted in the loss of lives, and destruction of properties, international human rights watchdogs and prosecutors such as the United Nations (UN) and the International Criminal Court (ICC) have not acted in the interest of the human race despite the series of petitions that have been submitted”.

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