Abuja - The Army has threatened to take
action against members found guilty of human rights violations during the drive
to rid the country of terrorism.
Those that would be found guilty of laxity in the recent
terror attacks by the Boko Haram will also be punished.
"The recent unfortunate attacks by Boko Haram
terrorists on communities close to Maiduguri, despite our successes calls for
concern," said Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, Acting Director of Army
"To this end the Nigerian Army has already commenced
investigation into the attacks. All those found wanting will be dealt with in
accordance with the Armed Forces Act."
Usman pointed out the Army had a lready established a
standing Special Court Martial in the North East.
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"All cases of indiscipline and related acts of
misconduct including human rights abuse in the operations will be tried by the
this Special Court Martial."
dismissed speculation the Defence Headquarters had taken over the
Operation Lafiya Dole.
It has been reported, especially on online media,
soldiers were unhappy about the Defence reportedly assuming the operation aimed
at ridding the country of insurgency.
"This is quite unfortunate and figment of
imaginations of the respective media which was aimed at distracting the
military, create rancour and disaffection among the components fighting Boko
Haram terrorists," said Usman.?The public has hereby been requested to
disregard the reports and continue supporting the fight against terrorism and
- CAJ News