• July 24, 2021

#EndSARS: What Buratai Said About ICC’s Plans To Probe The Nigerian Military For War Crimes, Other Allegations


By Olivia Isibor (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, has condemned the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) plans to probe allegations of “war crimes and crimes against humanity” leveled against the Nigerian military, saying such inquiries would sabotage the military’s internal security operations.

Buratai disclosed this via a statement signed by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sagir Musa, and released yesterday in Abuja, in which he pointed out that such an investigation would have negative multiplier effects on the morale of the troops and focus on military service, urging Nigerian military personnel to ignore any form of distraction and focus on their primary responsibility of defending the country’s territorial integrity.

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