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ICC Restates Resolve to Prosecute Nigerian Politicians Inciting to Violence

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THE International Criminal Court (ICC) has restated its resolve to prosecute any Nigerian politician who engages in or incites his or her followers to violence.

ICC’s Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, in a statement on Monday, warned that politicians risk being prosecuted either by the court or the Nigerian courts, should they persist in the campaign pattern dominated by hate speech and violence-inducing languages.

The warning by the ICC came barely a week after the Presidential Campaign Organisation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said it will report President Goodluck Jonathan’s wife, Dame Patience, to the court for making alleged inciting statements.

The ICC had issued a similar statement in February, in which it urged the nation’s major political actors to strive to prevent violence among their supporters.

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