Nigeria’s military boss asks troops to guard against human rights

Nigeria's Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai on Friday warned troops against violating human rights during operations in and outside the country.


The army chief gave the warning while addressing officers and soldiers at the headquarters of 82 Division of Nigeria Army in southeast city of Enugu.

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He charged troops involved in internal security operations to confine themselves to the provision of the law at all times.

According to Buratai, any erring personnel would be decisively dealt with in accordance with the relevant military and civil laws.

“You must behave professionally, protect lives and uphold the dignity of humans during all your operations,” he added.

“If you apply all the rules of engagement and still have cause to open fire as a last resort, then you will be protected by the Constitution,” Buratai said.

Buratai assured officers and soldiers of the present administration’s commitment to improve infrastructure in the barracks.

He also said steps had been taken to improve the standard of educational and health facilities in the barracks nationwide.

The chief of army staff enjoined personnel of the division to sustain the efforts that had ensured peace and security of lives and property. Enditem


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