Democracy Vanguard of Nigerians in the Diaspora
Democracy Vanguard of Nigerians in the Diaspora

The Democracy Vanguard of Nigerians in the Diaspora has filed a case against the federal government to the International Criminal Court, ICC over its alleged inaction to curb herder’s killings in the country.

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In a petition titled: “Acts of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity in Nigeria”, addressed to ICC’s Special Prosecutor in the Hague by its President, Timothy Sule, the group said that President Buhari could not be absolved from the on-going killings across the country.

Arguing that the alleged crime committed is within the jurisdiction of the ICC, it sought an independent investigation into the killings with a view to trying and punishing the perpetrators.

The Democracy Vanguard of Nigerians in the Diaspora also accused security agencies of involvement in the crime allegedly committed by the herders.

It maintained that the rising conflict between herders and farmers in Nigeria was already deadlier than Boko Haram’s terrorism, which has claimed thousands of lives and property worth several billions of naira.