Boko Haram: FG Secured Multiple Convictions in One Year

November 21, 2013 11:00 PM

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The Federal Government has revealed that 11 Boko Haram insurgents have been convicted in the last calendar year.

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Adoke (SAN), made this revelation at the 12th session of the Assembly of State Parties, World Forum Theatre, The Hague.

He also said that the Federal Government was working on a compensation and rehabilitation scheme for victims of Boko Haram attacks in line with the recommendation of the presidential committee, which submitted its report to President Jonathan recently.

Adoke said that the preliminary findings by the prosecutor and the president of the International Criminal Court had begun to garner support for the Federal Government’s efforts to address the various security challenges associated with Boko Haram.

According to Adoke, government’s efforts have begun to yield positive results.

He stated: “ The prosecution of those responsible for these crimes that the findings of the prosecutor, categorized as crimes against humanity has recorded11 convictions in the past one-year; while the prosecution of several suspects for these crimes is ongoing.”

He said Nigeria believed that the rehabilitation and compensation of victims of grave crimes were matters of serious concern.


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