We will not join issues with Amnesty International- DHQ

We will not join issues with Amnesty International- DHQ
June 10 19:49 2024 Print This Article

The Nigerian Defense headquarters has reacted to a report emanating from a press conference by Amnesty International where they laid several damming accusations against the Nigeria military.

In a statement signed by the Director, Defence Media Operations, Major General Edward Buba and made available to the media on Monday, he noted unequivocally that the Nigeria military operates within the ambit of the International law of armed conflict, stating further that the Armed Forces of Nigeria adhere to humanitarian law and principle governing human rights.

The statement read further; “Furthermore, the AFN elects not to join words with organisations such as Amnesty International, rather would encourage them to approach the military high command to substantiate their allegations. The military has self regulating mechanisms with which it administers the military justice system to address any proven case of misconduct of personnel.

It is worthy of note to state that, the AFN led by the Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Musa OFR, has zero tolerance for indiscipline and any form of improper conduct during operations across the country. It is for this reason that, there are standing court martials to treat any form of misbehaviour by erring personnel, especially those that portray the military negatively to the general populace.

Lastly, the AFN will remain focussed on its objective. We will be unperturbed by such self serving statements targeted at dampening the moral of troops in operational theatres. Rather, we will engage constructively with Amnesty International, where available. Overall, we will continue on the trajectory of conducting operations assiduously to defeat terrorism in our nation,” the statement concluded.

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