The BringBackOurGirls group have petitioned the ICC to serve the Nigerian government for criminal negligence over its inability to rescue the over 200 schoolgirls abducted in Chibok on April 14, 2014.
A member of the group, Dino Melaye, who stated this yesterday, said the ICC negligence would serve the government after he wrote them on 14 grounds of criminal negligence by the federal government in the bid to rescue the Chibok girls.
He said: “With the help of two professors and a Swedish lawyer, we were able to put together a 14-count charge of criminal negligence and within this week, the federal government will be served. We
are hoping that with the help of the ICC
and the international community, our
government will be forced to expedite the action on the rescue of the schoolgirls.
“I have won some cases against the
police in a bid to ensure the continued
gathering of this sit-out and I believe that with the ICC coming in now, we will
achieve great results.”
The group also noted with dismay the
rivalry between the chief of army staff
and his air force counterpart in the rescue mission of the girls and that it was affecting the security mission in Borno State. It emphasised the need for
harmony in the effort.
The group further expressed displeasure
over the lack of results in the rescue
mission and the security situation in the
country, and noted that they would keep
on protesting until the girls were brought back safe and alive.