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SERAP urged Bensouda to “push for those suspected to be responsible for these crimes, mostly security officials, soldiers, some politicians and other actors who directly or indirectly have individually and/or collectively contributed to the attacks, deaths and injuries, and are therefore complicit in the crimes, to be tried by the ICC.”

The organization advised President Muhammadu Buhari to “instruct the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Mr Abubakar Malami to open discussion with the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to establish whether substantial grounds and the requisite elements exist to warrant the intervention of the Prosecutor in this case.

The President of the Court, Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji, a Nigerian, made the remark in Abuja while fielding questions from newsmen after a courtesy visit to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prof Geoffrey Onyeama

A civil society organisation, Initiative for Civil Rights Advancement in Nigeria, levelled the accusation against Ortom and Ishaku in a petition dated January 16, 2018 and signed by  Engr. Yakubu Bulama, Information Officer of ICRAN, and addressed to the Office of Madame Fatou Bensouda of the ICC.

In a statement on Wednesday by SERAP’s Deputy Director, Timothy Adewale, the organization said: “SERAP can confirm that the ICC is now considering our petition. We have received communication from Mark P. Dillon, Head of Information and Evidence Unit of the ICC indicating that the court will give due consideration to our petition.”