BREAKING! BW Global Group filed a second formal communication with the Office of the Prosecutor (“OTP”) of the International Criminal Court (“ICC”)

BW Global Group,
LLC, (BWGG) a human rights and government accountability advocacy firm in Washington, D.C., filed a second formal communication with the Office of the Prosecutor (“OTP”) of the International Criminal Court (“ICC”).

This filing was submitted pursuant to Article 15 of the Rome Statute – of which the Nigerian Government is a signatory.

This second criminal filing follows BWGG’s September 15, 2021, submission to the ICC and further documents the atrocities committed by Nigerian governmental forces and/or affiliated paramilitary against members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (“IPOB”) in Southeast Nigeria.

Supporting its petition to the ICC, BWGG additionally entered a second official criminal complaint against the Nigerian government with the United National Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

BWGG expanded its cooperation with the United Nations to include the U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHRC). The UNHRC is an intergovernmental body within the U.N. and it is made up of 47 States responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe. It is based at the U.N. Office in Geneva.

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BWGG has fully communicated with the Foreign Office in the United Kingdom regarding both the ICC and U.N. filings and continues to seek increased cooperation from the UK regarding the unlawful rendition of IPOB Leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, a British citizen. (Editor’s note: Nnamdi Kanu was abducted, held and tortured in Kenya for 9 days and was unlawfully transported to Nigeria by Nigerian Government Security Agents (DSS) (June 19-29, 2021) in an unlawful rendition operation.

Kanu was denied legal counsel for weeks and Kanu is largely incommunicado.)
Jeff Birrell, a BWGG partner noted, “With these filings, BWGG has amassed a body of evidence against Nigeria and its systematic and repressive campaign against the IPOB in southern Nigeria.

The international community is now engaged and responsive to our petition.
Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Africa Subcommittee stated in an October 26, 2021, Congressional Hearing, “We see Nigeria’s selective use of counterterrorism laws to attack political opposition.” Smith noted, “Nigerian State forces which are obligated to protect civilians are at best indifferent or at worst allegedly complicit in the ongoing and sustained attacks.”
Congressman Smith, a forty-year Member of Congress and stalwart advocate for human rights, concluded his remarks by stating emphatically, “… the (Nigerian) Government has no qualms about labelling groups agitating for separatism, such as the Indigenous People of Biafra, ‘Terrorists,’ and using this label as justification for repression.”

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“BWGG’s efforts to protect the People of Biafra is just beginning and will not stop. In October, BWGG briefed a visiting delegation of Nigerian federal legislators on its efforts with the ICC, U.N. and U.S. Congress. BWGG is now preparing a comprehensive package to bring the full force of sanctions against those with ‘Command Responsibility’ in the Nigerian Government for human rights abuses against the IPOB in Biafra and other groups in Nigeria.”

BWGG will also focus on Fulani extremism and violence against Muslims and Christians alike,t” Birrell concluded.

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Simon Ekpa

Simon Ekpa LL.M (Master of Laws) is a human rights activist, CEO, senior legal advisor at Ekpa & Co Oy, legal researcher, author, analyst, Finnish politician, Biafra agitator and a Finnish Military reserve.
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