Human Rights Violations: Army Sets Up 7-Man Board Of Inquiry

Human Rights Violations: Army Sets Up 7-Man Board Of Inquiry

The Nigerian Army has set up a seven-man board of inquiry to investigate allegations of human rights abuse by its personnel. The Chief of Army staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, said while inaugurating the panel in Abuja, that the allegations are not good for civil-miltary relations, and would also demoralize personnel in the performance of their duties. He noted that it was against this background that a board was being set up to review the issues raised, to enable relevant authorities take necessary action. The President of the board, retired Major General Ahmed Tijani, said his committee would travel to all the locations affected and interview all those involved or affected, and produce an objective report for use by the Army. The board of inquiry will however not revisit allegations that have been investigated and concluded by the National Human Rights Commission or state governments.

 

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