Boko Haram's deadliest massacre yet in Nigeria - time for the ICC to investigate?
By Justice Hub
Islamist extremists have carried out the "deadliest massacre" in the history of Boko Haram in northern Nigeria. Boko Haram fighters took over Baga and surrounding villages, killing an estimated 2000 people, mostly women, children and the elderly who could not flee in time, said Amnesty International.
Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama, who is the president of Nigerian Bishops Conference, accused the Nigerian government of "dilly dallying" in its fight against the rebels. He also accused on the West to act before the militants' power extended beyond Nigeria's borders.
Earlier, the Office of the Prosecutor of the ICC had determined that "there is a reasonable basis that crimes against humanity have been committed in Nigeria, namely acts of murder and persecution attributed to Boko Haram".
- Should the ICC open an official investigation into the crimes committed by Boko Haram?
Sergii Fedko is a cartoonist who works for the Cartoon Movement.