The International Criminal Court has confirmed that it is taking a look into the recent #EndSARS protests in Nigeria.
The office of the ICC prosecutor agreed to receiving information on alleged crimes on human right violations.
The probe will “assess whether the legal criteria for opening an investigation under the Rome Statute are met”.
For weeks peaceful demonstrators converged on streets in major cities of the country to protest against police brutality and extra judicial killings, which ultimately lead to a leading to a showdown.
Reports that came in from Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari suggested that about 51 civilians, 11 police officers and seven soldiers were killed.
Rights group Amnesty International reported that security forces opened fire on the demonstrators, killing and injuring a number of them. Both the police and the army have rejected any involvement in allegation.
The ICC said it would look into the allegations and promised to make their discovery public.