Hague Prosecutor Seeks Probe of Boko Haram for Rights Abuses

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has said she would seek a full investigation into possible war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed during the war against Boko Haram in Nigeria. Fatou Bensouda said in a statement quoted by Reuters that her office had completed a preliminary examination and found a "reasonable basis to believe" that Boko Haram and its splinter groups had committed war crimes and crimes against humanity, through murder, rape, sexual slavery, and torture.

International Criminal Court, The Hague (file photo).

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