Former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has sent out a caution to the Nigerian Army Chiefs to be wary of their conduct in Nigeria following the conviction of Serbian General, Ratko Mladic.
Mladic, a Bosnian Serb, who led the army of Republika Srpska, VRS, during the Yugoslav war was convicted of war crimes against humanity such as ethnic cleansing, mass murder and genocide between 1992 and 1996 during the Yugoslavian civil war in which over a hundred thousand defenceless civilians including women and children died.
He has been sentenced to life in prison by the International Criminal Court, ICC and Femi Fani-Kayode has used his example to warn the Nigerian service chiefs.
The confirmation of the life sentence of Serbian General Ratko Mladic at the International Court for Criminal Justice (ICC) should send shivers down the spines of those in charge of our security forces in Nigeria that have committed similar crimes over the last six years.
Mladic never thought he would be brought to justice but he was. He committed war crimes and crimes against humanity such as ethnic cleansing, mass murder and genocide between 1992 and 1996 during the Yugoslavian civil war in which over a hundred thousand defenceless civilians including women and children,were butchered. 25 years later he was brought to justice and he is paying for his barbaric crimes.
The commanders of the Nigerian Army and the political leaders that ordered mass murder, ethnic cleansing and genocide in our country will suffer the same fate some time in the future. No matter how long it takes, justice will be done and they will pay a terrible price for their barbaric behaviour and their cruelty, evil and wickedness.