The four officers are reported to be gravely ill and are losing their morale and hope. With all these, the Nigerian government remains passive while the Chief defied its legal territory. Malta, as a member of the Commonwealth of Nations tried to help and intervene in the situation by asking help from the International Court of Justice.
The case features two problems to be solved-one which should be remedied in the short term while the other can be for the long run. The hostages should be freed immediately for their health and safety. Next is the establishment of a policy to ensure that this occurrence will not be encountered in the future. It should also be noted that in order to do this, there should be cooperation from Nigeria.
It is recommended that the appeal to the International Court of Justice be pursued. However, it should be noted that the course of the processing the appeal will not be immediate. Thus, the International Court of Justice cannot solve the problem at hand which is the freedom of the four officers. The response of the International Court of Justice will be to find a remedy so that this situation will not happen again in the future. The United Nations should establish a definite policy on how to handle this kind of situation.
It is strongly recommended that diploma