The International Criminal Court in The Hague has said that it was currently monitoring the activities of law enforcement agencies in Nigeria over allegations of crimes against humanity perpetrated against peaceful protesters.

Fatou Bensouda, ICC’s Prosecutor, said the international court was looking out for indications Rome Statute crimes were being committed.

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In a statement on Thursday, she said, “My office has been closely following the tenets around the current protests in Nigeria and the reaction of Nigeria's law enforcement and security agencies.

“Any loss of life and injury is concerning.

“We have received information alleging crimes and are keeping a close eye on developments, in case violence escalates and indications arise that Rome Statute Crimes may have been committed. 

“I call for calm and restraint.”

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