EndSARs: ICC begins probe into protesters massacre in Nigeria


For weeks crowds of peaceful protesters gathered in streets in major towns of the country to demonstrate against police brutality, leading to a crackdown.

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has disclosed that itโ€™s conducting a preliminary investigation into the recent #EndSARS protests in Nigeria, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reported on Wednesday.

In a statement, the office of the ICC prosecutor had earlier said it had received information on alleged crimes.


The examination will โ€œassess whether the legal criteria for opening an investigation under the Rome Statute are met.โ€

Rights group Amnesty International said security forces opened fire on protesters, killing and injuring a number of people. Both the police and the army have rejected Amnestyโ€™s allegation.

The ICC said it would make findings of the preliminary examination public.


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