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Kanu’s Lawyer Petitions ICC on Wike’s Alleged Massacre of 3800 ‘Biafrans’ – SR

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Bruce Fein, the United States-based lawyer of Nnamdi Kanu, detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has filed a criminal complaint with the International Criminal Court (ICC) against Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, according to Sahara Reporters.

Fein, an international lawyer and spokesperson for Kanu, in a petition to Karim Khan, Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, in The Hague, accused Wike of conspiring with President Muhammadu Buhari to kill over 3,800 Biafrans.

In a document obtained by SaharaReporters, the lawyer said the governor is guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity as defined in Articles 6 and 7 of the Rome Statute by complicity in an ongoing scheme to destroy or persecute Biafrans in Nigeria.

“The accused EZENWO NYESOM WIKE has lent his authority as Governor of Rivers State to assist in genocide and crimes against humanity is elaborated anon. Among other things, WIKE orchestrated the massacre of more than 3800 Biafrans in the Obigbo area of Rivers State in October 2020 as part of an ongoing and widespread and systematic attack by the Fulani- controlled Federal Government of Nigeria, against the Biafran civilian population in the southeast,” part of the petition read.

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