Six Nigerian Christian Communities Accuse Nigerian Air Force of “Genocide”

ICC Note: Six Christian Communities in Eastern Nigeria are raising allegations of genocide against the Nigerian military. They hope to take these claims to the International Criminal Court in order to see the perpetrators punished. The Nigerian Air Force was accused of assisting in an attack by Fulani militants on several communities in Adamawa State last December.

03/14/2018 Nigeria (World Watch Monitor) – Six Christian communities in north-eastern Nigeria have announced their intention to take the national Air Force to the International Criminal Court (ICC) over its alleged bombing of their communities in December.

Lawaru, Dong, Nzoruwe, Pulum, Kodomti and Shaforon – in the Demsa and Numan Local Government Areas of the Adamawa state – allege that the Nigerian Air Force was “complicit” in the massacre of at least 86 people, as they fired rockets at villages where Fulani herdsmen were attacking Christians on 4 December 2017.

Amnesty International said last month that 35 people died as a direct result of the air raids and accused the Nigerian military of a “shocking disregard for the lives of those it supposedly exists to protect”.

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