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Army urged to uphold rights in Boko Haram fight

07 August 2015, 19:01

Abuja - The National Human Rights Commission Executive Secretary, Prof. Bem Angwe, has urged the Nigerian Army battling the Boko Haram terrorists to uphold civilians' rights.

He made the appeal during a courtesy visit at the office of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Major General Tukur Yusuf Buratai.

Sani Usman, Acting Director of Army Public Relations, said Angwe further expressed the Human Rights Commission’s determination to partner with the Nigerian Army to ensure that human rights are protected.

He added that both organizations had the common mission to protect human rights, hoping that the partnership will benefit the Nigerian people.

Buratai pledged the Nigerian Army would continue to collaborate with the Commission.

Also read:Britain restates support to fight against Boko Haram

"All aspects of human rights will continue to be respected as enshrined in the Constitution," Buratai said.  

The Army has been accused of violating civilians' human rights during the fight against terrorists. These have been denied.

Meanwhile, Angwe congratulated the COAS on his recent appointment.

He commended the Nigerian Army’s efforts in the ongoing fight against the insurgency in the Northeastern part of the country, reiterating the need for a good relationship between the Nigerian Army and the Commission at all times.

"He applauded the qualities exhibited by the Nigerian Army personnel by ensuring that they put up their best to have a secured Nigeria," Usman said.

- CAJ News


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