DHQ Dismisses Amnesty Report, Says Allegations are 'Unsubstantiated' and 'Biased'

The Defence Headquarters has categorically denies the allegations made by Amnesty International in its recent report, during a conference launched on June 10, 2024 in Abuja.

Major General Edward Buba, Director Defence Media Operations disclosed this in a statement on Monday, refuting and reaffirms its commitment to upholding international humanitarian law and human rights principles.

General Buba, refuting the report,noting that the Armed Forces of Nigeria operates within the bounds of the law of armed conflict and has a robust military justice system to address any proven cases of misconduct.

"The AFN elects not to join words with such organisations, rather would encourage them to approach the military high command to substantiate their allegations. The military has self regulating mechanisms within the military justice system to address any proven case. 

"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. 

"Overall, the military will remain focussed on its objective and unperturbed by such self servicing statements targeted at dampening the moral of our troops in operational theatres. Rather, we will engage constructively with Amnesty International where available, as well as, continue on the trajectory of conducting operations assiduously to defeat terrorism in our nation." he stated

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