1st September, 2011
Mr. Chile Eboe-Osuji, Nigeriaâ€™s candidate for the International Criminal Court (ICC) judge elections, says those responsible for the bomb attack on the UN building in Abuja should be brought to justice.
The suicide attack on Friday claimed 23 people and left scores wounded in the building which houses 26 different UN agencies.
â€œThe most apparent legal implication of the incident is that justice must be done,â€ Eboe-Osuji said in written comments made available to the New Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in New York.
He said: â€œA heinous crime was committed on Nigerian territory. It is critical that the perpetrators do not enjoy impunity. The victims deserve that the perpetrators are fully brought to account for their deed.
â€œNigerians want to know that they are effectively protected by the law against these kinds of terrorising crimes.â€
He said in international law, countries whose citizens were injured in the attack would have jurisdiction to prosecute the perpetrators.