The International Criminal Court (ICC) has acknowledged and responded to the 27-page petition filed by some Yoruba Nation agitators.
The agitators through their lawyer, Akintoye, had accused President Muhammad Buhari, his Chief of Army Staff and some other top government officials of genocidal attacks on members of the Yoruba Republic.
The group in its 27-page petition also demanded a referendum to break away from Nigeria.
In reaction to the petition, ICC’s Head of Information and Evidence Unit of the Office of the Prosecutor, Mr. Mark P. Dilon, assures that the court will get back to the group if the court decides to investigate the case.
“This communication has been duly entered in the Communications Register of the Office,” Mark said.
He added: “We will give consideration to this communication, as appropriate, in accordance with the provisions of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.
“As soon as a decision is reached to formally commence investigation into this petition, we will inform you, in writing, and provide you with reasons for this decision.”