Nigerian Military Refutes Report by Amnesty, Says It Has Zero Tolerance for Indiscipline and Improper Conduct

The Nigerian Military has refuted allegations labelled against the Armed Forces of Nigeria during a Report Launch and press conference by the Amnesty International on Monday 10th June, 2024.

The Armed Forces of Nigeria in a statement dated 10th June, 2024 and signed by the Director Defence Media Operations, Major General Edward Buba made it unequivocally clear that, it is a professional military force that operates within the ambit of International law of armed conflict. He said the Armed Forces of Nigeria adheres to humanitarian law and principles governing human rights.

He further stated that the Armed Forces of Nigeria has decided not to join words with organisations such as Amnesty International, rather would encourage them to approach the military high command to substantiate their allegations.

In his words “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”

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Nigerian Military Refutes Report by Amnesty, Says It Has Zero Tolerance for Indiscipline and Improper Conduct

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