The Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission, Tony Ojukwu said that in the face of conflicts the Nigerian Military had been actively engaged, it has become imperative to train them on human right abuses.
Ojukwu said this in Abuja in his welcome address at the opening ceremony of a four-day advanced training on human rights for Nigerian Army officers by the human rights institute.
The address was delivered by Head, Monitoring Department of the Commission, Benedict Agu on behalf of the Executive Secretary.
According Ojukwu, the training became necessary due to the regular involvement of the Armed Forces of Nigeria in the civil space in Nigeria.
Ojukwu further said that those operations fell within non-international armed conflict wherein the principles of humanity, military necessity, proportionality and distinction must apply.
He added that such regular involvement of the military among civilian populations threw up various human rights challenges.