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Buhari, Buratai, Idris, Arase, Obiano, Daura, Ikpeazu, Osinbajo, Enenche, Olonisakin & 22 Ors Identified As Vicarious & Direct Perpetrators Of The Military Massacre Operations In South Eastern Nigeria

Thirty-Two (32) top security and political officials or public office holders, in addition to one “Utsman Mustafa” (representing perpetrator-combatants or ordered shooters and killers) have been identified as vicarious and direct perpetrators of the Military Massacre Operations in Eastern Nigeria, perpetrated between 30th August 2015 and 14th September 2017; leading to gun-death of no fewer than 480 unarmed and defenseless citizens and gun-injuring of not less than 500 others.

Technically speaking, the vicarious perpetrators are involved having ordered, authorized, directed and sponsored the massacre and shielded the perpetrators from being brought to justice.

On the other hand, the direct perpetrators are involved having operationally organized, authorized, supervised, coordinated and executed the massacre and declined to refuse the order to do so in accordance with the fundamental principles of the international law.

The two sets of perpetrators or offenders perpetrated and perpetuated the atrocity crimes in Nigeria in their official capacities as public office holders or as sworn elected public office holders and appointed top security officials of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

We had also in the course of our investigation into the massacre identified some perpetrators as repeat-perpetrators or repeat-atrocity perpetrators. Intersociety’s investigation into the massacre lasted for three years or from December 2015 to December 2018.

The 32 perpetrators were found to have ordered or authorized the massacre; or organized, funded, supervised, coordinated and executed the massacre.

Others were found to have colluded in perpetrating the massacre or refused to act to stop the massacre or shielded or attempted to shield the perpetrators or engaged or attempted to engage in the destruction of evidence so as to erase traces of the atrocity crimes and culpability of the perpetrators.

Intersociety had on Tuesday, 22ndJanuary 2019 released the Executive Summary of its special report (Under Buhari & Osinbajo: Many Have Gone & Crippled for Life in Eastern Nigeria). The link to the Executive Summary is provided here: http://intersociety-ng.org/component/k2/item/406-intersociety-begins-the-release-of-its-special-report-on-military-massacre-operations-in-eastern-nigeria. We had also on 24th Jan 2019 released the names of the defenseless citizens killed and shot and critically injured or crippled for life in the military massacre operations. The link to the statement is here: http://intersociety-ng.org/component/k2/item/407-names-of-defenseless-citizens-killed–crippled-for-life-by-buhari–osinbajo-government

The 32 identified perpetrators owing to their vicarious or direct involvement are the President, Retired Major Gen Muhammadu Buhari (vicarious and repeat perpetrator), VP Prof Yemi Osinbajo (vicarious perpetrator), Gov William Obiano (vicarious perpetrator), Gov Victor Okezie Ikpeazu (vicarious perpetrator), COAS, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai (direct and repeat perpetrator), CDS, Lt Gen Abayomi Olonisakin (direct perpetrator), Major Gen John Enenche (direct perpetrator), former DG SSS, Lawan Musa Daura (direct and repeat perpetrator), Retired IGP Solomon Arase (direct perpetrator), Retired IGP Ibrahim Kpotum Idris (direct and repeat perpetrator), Retired DIG Habila Joshak (direct and repeat perpetrator), Michael Anthony Ogbizi (newly promoted Police DIG: vicarious  perpetrator), Major Gen Adamu Baba Abubakar (direct perpetrator), Major Gen Ibrahim Attahiru (direct perpetrator), Major Gen Enobong Okon Udo (direct perpetrator), AIG Hosea Karma Hassan (direct perpetrator) and CP Johnson Babatunde Kokomo (direct perpetrator).

Others are: Late CP Francis Mobolaji Odesanya (direct perpetrator), Brig Gen (formerly Col) Isa Maigari Abdullahi (direct perpetrator), Brig Gen Abdul Kalifah Ibrahim (direct perpetrator), Brig Gen E.A. Anaryo (direct perpetrator), Brig Gen A.I. Adegboye (direct perpetrator), Brig Gen Mark Mamman (direct perpetrator), Brig Gen I.H. Bature (direct perpetrator), Col Sagir Musa (direct and repeat perpetrator), Col Aminu Illiyasu (direct perpetrator), Lt Col Sidi Umar Kasim (direct and repeat perpetrator), Lt Col C.O. Ibrahim (MP: direct perpetrator), Retired DCP Ahmed Magaji (direct perpetrator), COMPOL Peter W. Wagbara (direct perpetrator), Navy Captain Abdullahi Aminu (direct perpetrator) and “Utsman Mustafa” (lead-shooter and one of the killer combatants). He is a direct perpetrator.

Further details concerning the above named perpetrators are scientifically and statistically provided in the four tables attached with this statement. The information contained in the four tables include the names of the perpetrators, their titles/ranks and positions held as at the time the atrocity crimes were perpetrated and their degrees of involvement in the atrocity crimes. Also included are the appointment numbers and exit dates of the serving senior police officers involved and those already retired as well as dates or periods of the commission of the atrocity crimes. The electronic link to the four tables is provided here: http://intersociety-ng.org/phocadownload/2019/jpg list of perpetrators in the military massacre operations in eastern nigeria.pdf

For purpose of technical guidance as it concerns the news writers and publishers and the general reading public; concise and grounded legal definitions of victims of crime (atrocity crimes), direct and vicarious criminal responsibility or  atrocity crime perpetrators/offenders are provided below as a guide.

Defining Victims Of Atrocity Crimes: By the United Nations Declaration on Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crimes and Abuse of Office, 1985, “Victims of Crimes are persons, who, individually or collectively, have suffered harm including physical or mental injury, emotional suffering, economic loss or substantial impairment of their fundamental rights, through acts or omissions that are in violation of criminal laws operative within member-States, including those laws prohibiting abuse of power. The victims include, where necessary, the immediate family or dependant of the direct victim and persons who have suffered harm in intervening to assist people in distress or to prevent victimization”.

Defining Direct & Vicarious Perpetrators Of Crimes

Perpetrators: In the course of naming or identifying the perpetrators of the Military Massacre Operations including the Nigerian Army Python Dance 11 in Abia State in September 2017, vicarious and direct perpetrators were identified.

By vicarious liability or responsibility, it is concisely defined as the responsibility of the superiors for the acts of their subordinates or, the responsibility of any third party that had the “right, ability or duty to control the activities of a violator, but failed or declined to do same.”  It is also a liability assigned to an employer or other principal for his agent’s or employee’s acts performed in the course of employment or other duty.

By direct perpetrators, they are perpetrators or atrocity criminals that ordered, supervised, coordinated and executed the massacre; facilitated or attempted to facilitate the destruction of evidence-and colluded in protecting the command structure and rank and file culprits resulting in them not being fished out and brought to justice or held to account for the atrocity crimes committed.

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  • Emeka Umeagbalasi (B.Sc. (Hons) CSS, M.Sc. PRC)

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International Society For Civil Liberties & The Rule of Law [INTERSOCIETY]

Vicarious Perpetrators In The September 2017 Army Python Dance 11 Massacre In Abia State

NAME President Muhammadu Buhari and his office

POSITION HELD President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

ATROCITY CRIMES COMMITTED Just as he did in the previous massacres (August 2015January 2017), he gave all the orders in his capacity as CommanderinChief of the Armed Forces, leading to the September 2017 Army Python Dance 11 massacre in Abia State. He also refused to fish out his top security officers involved for punishment and rehabilitate and compensate the victims and release the bodies of most of the slain seized and taken away by security forces for pathological examinations and befitting interment. As Nigerias acting President in 2017, he constituted or assented to the setting up of kangaroo investigative panels with intent to destroy evidence and erase traces of Government and its security officersinvolvement. As vice president of Nigeria, professor of law and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, he also failed woefully in his duty and constitutional obligations to advice against the massacre or ensures that same is brought to end. He vicariously supported the Nigerian Army Python Dance 11 massacre of September 2017 in Abio State He made all the operational orders and supervised the entire massacre operations from August 2015 to September 2017. He was specifically the chief of operations in the Army Python Dance 11 massacre of September 2017 in Abia State In his capacity as Nigerias Chief of Defense Staff, he administratively coordinated the Army Python Dance 11 massacre and went further to cover the atrocities following same by hurriedly designating the main victim group and its followers as terror groupor terrorists.He should be tried and convicted.

Lt Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai

Chief of Army Staff since 13th July 2015

Lt Gen Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin (CDS)

Nigerias Chief of Defense Staff

Major Gen John Enenche

Immediate past Defense Headquarters Spokesman and now Director, Technical Support Services at Defense Headquarters, Abuja Governor of Abia State since 29th May 2015

He made all the public pronouncements leading to the Army Python Dance 11 massacre of September 2017 and criminally attempted to cover the atrocities or absolve the Army of same even when the contrary was the case. He should be tried and convicted He is inescapably an accomplice in the Army Python Dance 11 Massacre; in addition to his roles in the previous massacre in Aba. He should be tried and convicted beyond local borders while in office or within borders once he loses his constitutional immunity.

Governor Victor Okezie Ikpeazu

CP Anthony Michael Ogbizi (with NPF enlistment number AP25055)

Immediate past Commissioner of Police, Abia State

He should be held guilty for the offense of accessory after the fact and charged for crimes against humanity; for attempting to use his office as newly posted Commissioner of Police for Abia State, after the massacre, to cover the Government atrocities, defend same and destroy evidence. He will retire from the Nigeria Police Force on 1st February 2021.

Direct Perpetrators In The September 2017 Army Python Dance 11 Massacre In Abia State

NAM

POSITION HELD ATROCITY CRIMES COMMITTED

Major Gen Adamu Baba Then GOC, 82 Division of Major Gen Adamu Baba Abubakar and other Abubakar of the Nigerian Army, Enugu

Senior military officers mentioned below played key operational roles during the Army Python Dance 11 massacre. They operationally organized, led, coordinated, supervised and executed same resulting in the heinous atrocities highlighted above. They must internationally be investigated and charged for crimes against humanity as well as domestically for mass murder and related felonies; among other nonjudicial and diplomatic sanctions.

Brig Gen Abdul Kalifah | Then and still Brigade Ibrahim

Commander, 14 BrigadeOhafia in Abia State Brig Gen E.A. Anaryo

Then and still Commander, Army Transport, 82 Division,

Enugu Brig Gen A.I. Adegboye Then and still

Commander, Army Supply, 82 Division,

Enugu Brig Gen Mark Mamman Then Commander, 44

Army Engineering, 82 Division, Enugu

Brig Gen I.H. Bature

Lt Col Sidi Kasim Umar

Navy Captain Abdullahi Aminu

Then and still Commander, 34 Brigade, Obinze, near Owerri, Imo State Then and immediate past Commanding Officer, 144 Battalion, AsaUkwa West, Abia State Then Commander, Nigerian Navy School of Finance & Logistics, OwerreNta, Abia State Then and still Deputy Director of Information, Army Public Relations & Spokesman for 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, Enugu An HausaFulani Muslim combatant soldier

Col Sagir Musa

Utsman Mustafa

The combatant soldiers who carried out the massacre are represented here by one of them mentioned above and then identified via his service badge/identity on 14th September 2017 during the Army massacre at AfaraUkwu (Umuahia) as Utsman Mustafa. He was seen by key witnesses/survivors opening fire, alongside others, at unarmed and innocent gatherers at the Afaraukwu Palace; shouting kill the pigs! Kill the pigs!! Kill the pigs!!! All the combat soldiers that perpetrated the massacre must be identified, arrested, prosecuted and convicted accordingly

Vicarious & Direct Perpetrators In The Military Massacre Operations of 2nd Dec. 2015,

30th May 2016 & 20th Jan. 2017 NAME

POSITION HELD ATROCITY CRIMES COMMITTED President Muhammadu President of the Federal He gave all the orders in his capacity as Buhari & his office

Republic of Nigeria CommanderinChief of the Armed Forces; leading

to the massacre that occurred between August 2015 and January 2017 and that of September 2017. He also shielded the perpetrators by refusing to fish out his top security officers involved for punishment and rehabilitate and compensate the victims and release the bodies of most of the slain seized and taken away by his security forces for pathological examinations and

befitting interment. Vice President, Prof Yemi Vice President of the As Nigerias acting President in 2017, he constituted Osinbajo

Federal Republic of or assented to the setting up of kangaroo Nigeria

investigative panels with intent to destroy evidence and erase traces of Government and its security officersinvolvement.

As Vice President of Nigeria, too, professor of low and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo failed woefully in his duty and constitutional obligations to advice against the massacre and ensures that same is brought to end. He was the chief of operations and made all the operational orders and supervised the entire massacre operations from August 2015 to September 2017. He must be tried and convicted.

Lt Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai

Chief of Army Staff since 13th July 2015

Major Gen Ibrahim Attahiru

He carried out to the letter the orders of his boss, the Chief of Army Staff in the massacre operations of 2nd December 2015 to 30th May 2016 in Anambra and Delta States. He must be tried and convicted.

He was then GOC of the 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, Enugu and now Chief of Defense Logistics at Defense Headquarters, Abuja Then Col and Commander of the Onitsha 302 Artillery Regiment of the Nigerian Army, Onitsha, Anambra State

Collsa Maigari Abdullahi

He supervised the 17th December 2015 and 29th and 30th May 2016 massacre operations in Onitsha, Nkpor and Asaba (Delta State). He proceeded in 2017 to the National Institute for Policy & Strategic Studies in Kuru, near Jos, Plateau State for study. He must be tried and convicted. He was operationally in charge or troops leader of the 29th and 30th May 2016 massacre in Onitsha, Nkpor and Asaba (Delta State). He must be tried and convicted.

Lt Col CO. Ibrahim Yerle

Then Army Major and now Commander of the Military Police Unit of the Onitsha 302 Artillery Regiment Then Commissioner of Police, Anambra State, but now Police AG, in charge of Zone 9, Umuahia (Abia State)

Hosea Karma Hassan (with NPF enlistment or appointment number: AP30479)

He administratively supervised, on behalf of the Nigeria Police Force, the 2nd December 2015 and 29th and 30th May 2016 massacre operations at Nkpor and Onitsha. He will retire from the Nigeria Police Force on 8th January 2021. He must be tried and convicted He headed the police field operations during the 29th and 30th May 2016 massacre in Onitsha and Nkpor. He will statutorily retire from the Nigeria Police Force on 15th March 2023. He must be tried and convicted.

Babatunde Johnson Kokomo Then DCP in charge of (with NPF enlistment number Operations, Anambra AP30527)

State Police Command and now a State Commissioner of Police in

Nigeria Retired IGP Solomon E. Arase | Then Inspector General of (with NPF enlistment number Police AP16474)

He issued written and published orders to his senior police officers in the Southeast and the Southsouth to apply maximum force to quellthe 2nd December 2015 and 29th and 30th May 2016 street protests and related events, leading to massacre or mass killings that occurred in Onitsha, Nkpor and Asaba, which resulted to over 150 deaths and 140 injuries. He retired from the Nigeria Police Force as IGP on 21st June 2016. He must be tried and convicted.

Retired IGP Ibrahim Kpotum Idris (with NPF enlistment number: AP24246)

Then Police AIG in charge of Federal Operations and now Nigerias immediate past Inspector General of Police (overstayed for 12 days in office and retired on 15th January 2019)

Lt Col Umar Sidi Kasim

He led the federal police field operations during the 2nd December 2015 and 29th and 30th May 2016 proBiafra street protestsmassacre, killing over 150 defenseless citizens and injuring 140 others. He also partook vicariously and operationally in the 20th January 2017 proTrump rally killings in Port Harcourt, Rivers State and the September 2017 Army Python Dance 11 massacre in Abia State, leading to no fewer than 200 deaths and 200 injuries. He must be arrested, tried and convicted. He led the massacre operation of gth February 2016 at the Aba National High School in Aba and actively participated in the September 2017 Army Python Dance (11) massacre operation in Abia State. He was transferred as the Commanding Officer of the 144 Battalion in January 2018. He must be tried and convicted.

He supervised the 9th February 2016 National High School massacre in Aba, Abia State and partook as DIG F/OPS in the 20th January pro Trump rally killings in Port Harcourt. He will retire statutorily from the NPF on 15th July 2019. He must be tried and convicted. He operationally led the police personnel that partook in the goh February 2016 massacre at the Aba National High School. He was transferred to Nasarawa State in 2017 as an Area Commander and will retire from the Nigeria Police Force on 13th July 2023. He must be tried and convicted.

Then Commander of the 144 Battalion of the 14 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, located in Asa Community, Ukwa West LGA, near Aba in Abia State Then Commissioner of Police, Abia State Command and presently Police DIG in charge of Operations at Force Headquarters, Abuja

Then Area Commander of the Aba Area Command of the Nigeria Police Force, Abia State Command

Habila Joshak (with NPF enlistment number AP24255)

Then ACP Peter W. Wagbara (with NPF enlistment number AP36625)

Retired SSS Director, Lawal Musa Daura

He was then Director General of SSS (Nigerias secret police or spymaster).

He supplied all the intelligence used by the Federal and named State Governments in the entire military massacre operations from August 2015 to September 2017. He ordered his agency to track down especially in late hours of the night, leaders of unarmed proBiafra groups in their sleep, leading to arrest of scores of them and their incarceration without trial or release for one year, two years or above. He was removed as Nigerias DG of Sss on 7th August 2018. He must be tried and convicted.

Governor Okezie Victor Ikpeazu

Present Governor of Abia State since May 2.90 2015.

Governor William Mmaduabuchukwu Obiano

Governor of Anambra State since 17th March 2014

In his capacity as the Chief Security Officer of Abia State, he supervised and funded the military and police violent crackdowns and killing of over 60 unarmed and defenseless pro Biafra protesters and gatherers on 18th and 29th January and 6th February 2016 particularly those that gathered for prayer rally at the National High School, Aba on 9th February 2016. Governor Ikpeazu also did nothing lawful when 16 lifeless bodies of slain pro Biafra activists were dumped in Aba-Port Harcourt Road burrow pits and later set ablaze on 1st March 2016. As Chief Security Officer of Abia State, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu also acted during the massacre operations as the Chairman of Abia States Joint Security Taskforce or JTF; with monthly funding from his Government through the Governors Security Votes. He further refused to set up a judicial panel of enquiry to look into the killings when severally called to do so. He should be tried and convicted beyond local borders while in office or within borders once he loses his constitutional immunity. He supervised and funded the military and police violent crackdowns and killing of over 170 unarmed and defenseless proBiafra protesters, gatherers and others in Onitsha and Nkpor on 2nd and 17th December 2015 and 29th and 30th May 2016; using the instrument of Anambra State Joint Security Taskforce or JTE. Governor Obiano went further by sending one of his commissioners to witness the secret burial of no less than 90 slain pro Biafra activists and others on Wednesday 1st June 2016 in one of the two military cemeteries located in the Onitsha Military Barracks. As Chief Security Officer of Anambra State, Governor Obiano also during the massacre operations acted as Chairman of the States Joint Security Taskforce or UTF; with monthly funding from his Government through the Governors Security Votes. He further refused to set up a judicial panel of enquiry to look into the killings when severally called to do so. He should be tried and convicted beyond local borders while in office or within borders once he loses his constitutional immunity.

Principal Perpetrators In The 20th January 2017 Pro Trump Rally Killings In Port

Harcourt, Rivers State

Major Gen Enobong Okon Udo

Col Aminu Illiyasu

POSITION HELD

ATROCITY CRIMES COMMITTED

Then GOC, 6 Division of the Major Gen Enobong Okon Udo as then GOC and Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt | three other security chiefs mentioned below & now Nigerian Armys Chief operationally and administratively supervised of Logistics at Army and executed the Pro Trump Rally killings and Headquarters, Abuja, maiming, perpetrated in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on 20 January 2017; leading to death of not less than 20 unarmed and defenseless citizens and injuring of over 70 others. The four key perpetrators must be arrested, tried and convicted while still alive or in dead for crimes against humanity, etc. Deputy Director, Army Public Relations & Spokesman for the 6 Division of the Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt, Rivers State Then Commissioner of Police, Rivers State, who, but for his untimely death, would have retired from the Nigeria Police Force on 1st February 2021. He died of a kidney ailment in late January 2017, about ten days after the killings

Late CP Francis Mobolaji Odesanya (with NPF enlistment number AP25086)

Ahmed Magaji (with NPF enlistment number AP12715)

Then Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations, Rivers State Police Command. DCP Ahmed Magaji has statutorily retired or left the Nigeria Police Force since 150 January 2019

Source: SocioPolitical Consequences Of The Military Massacre Operations In Eastern Nigeria: Special Report Of Intersociety:31st December 2018, Updated In January 2019

Researched By: Emeka Umeagbalasi (B.Sc., (Hons), CSS, M.Sc., PCR)

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