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War crime: Buhari shielding Buratai from ICC – Deji Adeyanju

Deji Adeyanju, Co-Convener of the Concerned Nigerians Group, has insinuated that the appointment of immediate past Chief of Army Staff, Lt. ...


Deji Adeyanju, Co-Convener of the Concerned Nigerians Group, has insinuated that the appointment of immediate past Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai as Non-career Ambassador, is a plan by President Muhammadu Buhari to shield him from International Crime Court, ICC.

Buhari on Thursday forwarded the names of the immediate past Service Chiefs to the Senate as non-career Ambassadors-Designate for confirmation.

Adeyanju , reacting to Buratai’s appointment, said Buhari conferred diplomatic immunity on the ex-army chief in order to shield him from ICC.

Recall, Adeyanju had signed a petition written by the Concerned Nigerians Group to the International Criminal Court (ICC), calling for the arrest and prosecution of Buratai for alleged war crimes.

The activist, however, noted that the President’s plan will be futile in the long run.

On his Twitter page, the activist wrote: “Buhari is doing everything possible to ensure Buratai does not go to ICC.

“By conferring on him diplomatic immunity, he seeks to shield him from the consequences of his action but this will fail in the long run.”

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