It Is Shocking That the Federal Government Opposed ICC – Afenifere - eritvnews

It Is Shocking That the Federal Government Opposed ICC – Afenifere


Afenifere has expressed shock that the Federal government of Nigeria rose in opposition to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

In a way of admitting guilt even when ICC is only carrying out the investigation into the killing of innocent Biafrans, the Nigerian government have got their hearts jumped to their feet when they saw that ICC are really going to prosecute all those that killed armless Biafrans.

PAN Yoruba organization, Afenifere who have been observing the sequences of actions by the terrorist APC government and its security forces were no comfortable with the attitudes displayed by the government, and the group consciously attacked the Federal Government over its opposition to Boko Haram’s trial by ICC

Afenifere, declared that it was shocked that the Federal Government is opposed to the International Criminal Court (ICC) investigating and trying cases of crimes against humanity by the Boko Haram.

Afenifere’s spokesman, Mr Yinka Odumakin, in a statement on Friday said the organisation was reacting to a story published in a national newspaper quoting the Attorney General of the Federation, Mr Abubakar Malami describing ICC’s escalation of the eight potential cases” involving the Boko Haram and the military as uncalled for.

Six of the eight cases are against the Boko Haram while the remaining two are against the military.

Malami was quoted as saying that, “presently, the ICC has escalated the eight potential cases against Nigeria – six against the Boko Haram and two against the military – from the initial preliminary examination to preliminary investigation.

But Afenifere in its statement said the above statements credited to Malami while receiving ICC President, Professor Chile Osuji, was shocking and unfortunate.

“It also explains the kid glove treatment this administration has given to the terrorist groups to the extent that they are now hailed like Super Eagles arriving with African Nations Cup as we saw in Dapchi.

“Is Malami’s protest against the Boko Haram trial by the ICC a continuation of the pronouncement that anyone who touches Boko Haram touches the North and by extension now Nigeria? Afenifere asked.

“It may also mean that the recent freedom granted by some courts to Boko Haram kingpins could not have been accidental,” Afenifere said