October 20th will surely be a day to remember the innocent protestants killed from the massive gun attack unleashed by the Nigerian army under the command of the chief of army staff.
As protestants matched and chanted peacefully in their numbers demanding for good governance and better life which the government have denied them for several years, thier demands were greeted by gun shots as many innocent protestants lay in thier own pool of blood.
Five days ago, the chief of army staff made it clear the Nigerian Army loyalty is to the president and not the nation and five days after, several innocent youths are killed at lekki toll gate by the army.
For the past two weeks, thousands of Nigerian youths have been on the streets demanding an end to police brutality, disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigerian police and comprehensive police reforms.
Nigerians had long launched a campaign online with the #EndSARS hashtag. The campaign trended across the world two weeks ago after celebrities volunteered to lead the protests against harassment and incessant killing of citizens by SARS.
The end sars protest led by the youths have been peaceful, organized, strategic and devoid of any thuggery and violence. However the political class are clearly sponsoring hoodlums, herdsmen and their thugs to wreck havoc everywhere and kill as many of the youths as possible.
The objective of the political class is to create a state of anarchy to enable them use government security forces to forcefully disband the protest and kill as many of the youths as possible.
The political class rather than take a cue from other climes that have resolved similar unrest through dialogue and other peaceful avenues, feel insulted, embarrassed and slighted that anyone could question their gross injustice, incompetence.
Avarice, neglect and large scale looting of the common resources the nation and the demise of good governance. To support these, the military and the police have unleashed murderous attack on the peaceful protesters in lekki, alausa, Jo’s, Kaduna, kano, abeokuta, Ibadan etc.
For the avoidance of doubt, some Nigerians have petitioned the international criminal court on those that are suspected to be sponsoring hoodlums to corrupt the peaceful protests.
Nigerians have also compiled the names of military officers, police officers, governors, senators, financial governors, political operatives who are instigating or launching the shooting and murder of the innocent youths participating in peaceful legitimate protests.
The focus is not just on the military, police or security officers giving the instructions but also on those Ministers, Governors, Poluticians, Senstors, Lawmakers who through their comments are instigating attacks and violence against the protesters.
Nigerians have called on the international community, the United states, the European union , the United nations to speak out against the killing of innocent protesters in Nigeria and the sponsoring of hoodlums by the political class. We call on all our genuine leaders to speak out in support of the youths.
List of indictees in International Criminal Court and thier crimes
The list of people who have been indicted in the International Criminal Court includes all individuals who have been indicted on any counts of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, aggression, or contempt of court in the International Criminal Court (ICC) pursuant to the Rome Statute.
Bahr Abi Garda
Bahr Abu Garda was indicted on 7 May 2009 on three counts of war crimes with regard to the situation in Darfur, Sudan. Abu Garda was alleged to have been a commander of a splinter group of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), a rebel group fighting in the Darfur conflict against the Sudanese government.
Mohammed Ali was indicted on 8 March 2011 on five counts of crimes against humanity with regard to the situation in the Republic of Kenya.
Abdallah Banda was indicted on 27 August 2009 on three counts of war crimes with regard to the situation in Darfur, Sudan. Banda is alleged to have been a commander of a splinter group of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), a rebel group fighting in the Darfur conflict against the Sudanese government.
Omar al-Bashir was indicted on 4 March 2009 on five counts of crimes against humanity and two counts of war crimes with regard to the situation in Darfur, Sudan.
Jean-Pierre Bemba was indicted on 23 May 2008 on two counts of crimes against humanity and four counts of war crimes with regard to the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR).
Charles Blé Goudé
Charles Blé Goudé was indicted on 21 December 2011 with four counts of crimes against humanity with regard to the situation in the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire.
Muammar Gaddafi was indicted on 27 June 2011 on two counts of crimes against humanity with regard to the situation in Libya.
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi was indicted on 27 June 2011 on two counts of crimes against humanity with regard to the situation in Libya.