Saturday, 8 December 2018

ICC to investigate farmer-herder crisis

As part of efforts aimed at resolving the lingering farmer-herder crisis in Nigeria, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has said it is ready to intervene.
Lead prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, who made this known during his speech at the annual report of ICC activities for 2018 in Hague, Netherlands explained that the ICC would look into available data to determine if the crimes allegedly committed falls under their responsibility.
According to the ICC, preliminary report shows that from January to June 2018, over 1,300 people were killed and 300,000 displaced as a result of clashes between herders and farmers in countries Nigeria inclusive.
“From January to June 2018, over 1,300 people were reportedly killed as a result of violence between herders and settlers in Plateau, Benue, Nasarawa, Adamawa and Taraba states and about 300,000 persons were displaced.” It says.

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