Re:Osinbajo sets up judicial commission to probe human rights abuses by Nigerian military

Re:Osinbajo sets up judicial commission to probe human rights abuses by Nigerian military

A Nigerian human rights activist sent me the above news report on Premium Times website. Excerpt of the report stated:

“Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has appointed a 7-man Judicial Commission, headed by Justice Biobele A. Georgewill, of the Court of Appeal, to review compliance of the Nigerian Armed Forces with human rights obligations and rules of engagement, especially in local conflict and insurgency situations,” a statement by Mr. Osinbajo’s spokesperson, Laolu Akande, said.

“Some of the allegations that have been levelled against the military by groups such as Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, as well as several PREMIUM TIMES investigations, include extra-judicial killing of over 300 Shiite protesters in Kaduna in 2015, the extra-judicial killing of dozens of pro-Biafra protesters in the South-east, and that of suspected Boko Haram members in the North-east.”

Members of the Osinbajo commission are:
1)Mr. Biobele A. Georgewill as Chairman;
2)Patrick Akem, army Major General
3)Wale Fapohunda,
4)Hauwa Ibrahim,
5)Jibrin Ibrahim,
6)Ifeoma Nwakama
7) a representative of the Office of the National Security Adviser.

None of the above names ring a bell in the Nigerian human rights struggles. These are submissive characters cleverly selected by the tyrannical regime to further it’s evil agenda. There are credible Judges and Human Rights activists who should have been members of this commission if the government is honest and sincere.

The presidential committee appointed by Acting President Osinbajo is a tooth-less bulldog that does not have the powers to identify the murderous criminals who brutally murdered thousands of innocent Nigerians in the military. In his statement on Friday, Osinbajo’s Spokesperson said the presidential committee “is empowered to review extant rules of engagement applicable in the Nigerian Armed Forces, and the extent of compliance thereto.”

This is another window-dressing by the oppressive and tyrannical Buhari regime that brutally slaughtered 1000+ Shia civilians in Zaria in December 2015 and wickedly dumped the dead bodies in mass graves at night to bury the evidences. The brutal and inhuman #ZariaMassacre shocked the world due to the extremity of savagery and barbarism on innocent and defenseless civilians. And it is on record that the wicked, evil and bloodthirsty Nigerian tyrant Buhari ordered the inhuman massacre to further the evil imperialist agenda that has the savage Saudi regime as front. President Buhari celebrated the inhuman massacre on phone with the King of Saudi Arabia four days after the massacre and toured Saudi Arabia, Qatar and UAE to be rewarded for the brutal slaughter of 1000+ Shia civilians and the total destruction of the Iconic Shia Husseiniyya in Zaria.

It is the peak of naivety to think that President Buhari’s will prosecute the murderous executioners of thousands of Shiites and pro-Biafra activists. President Buhari personally ordered these inhuman massacres by the Nigerian Army of innocent and defenseless Nigerians. Did you hear them said anything about the mass graves they dug and buried thousands of innocent Nigerians they brutally murdered?

On a final note, heartfelt condolences to all the families of victims of the inhuman massacres by the Buhari regime. God give you the fortitude to bear our huge losses!

Harun Elbinawi

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