Islam 101 is a crime against humanity
Boko Haram accused of crimes against humanity by the UN after reports the Islamists have slaughtered female slaves and used children as ‘human bombs’ in Nigeria
Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau (pictured) and his group of insurgents have reportedly been murdering women forced into marriage with fighters, and using children as ‘expendable cannon fodder’
- Boko Haram accused of war crimes by U.N. human rights chief
- Militants in Nigeria accused of murdering ‘wives’ during retreat
- Reports also say they have used children as ‘expendable cannon fodder’
Boko Haram fighters have been murdering dozens of young women and girls they had taken as ‘wives’ and using children as ‘expendable cannon fodder’, the U.N.’s human rights chief said today.
As the Islamist militant group has retreated from parts of northeastern Nigeria, ‘gruesome scenes of mass graves and further evident signs of slaughter,’ has been brought to light, Zeid Raad al-Hussein told a special session of the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva.
Boko Haram’s reported use of children as shields and human bombs would, if confirmed, constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity, he said.