Falana petitions NHRC over killing of Shi’ites, flays Army, Police


By Dapo Akinrefon

LAGOS—HUMAN Rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, SAN, yesterday, petitioned the Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission, to investigate the killing of 492 Shiites by the Army and the Police between 2014 and 2018.


In a petition, Falana flayed the Nigeria Army and Nigeria Police Force over infringements of the fundamental rights of the Shiites.

He, however, threatened to report the ”genocidal acts and crimes against humanity being committed by well known officials of the security agencies to the Special Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in contravention  of article 7 of the Rome Statute.”

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The petition reads: “In spite of the duty imposed on the Federal Government to respect the fundamental rights of every person living in Nigeria the Nigeria Army and Nigeria…

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