Troops of 3 Division Nigerian Army and Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH) were charged to conduct themselves professionally whilst discharging their constitutional roles of protecting the united states in useful resource to civil authority through the observance of International Humanitarian and Human Rights Laws.
This become made regarded on nine September 2023 with the aid of using the Chief of Civil Military Affairs (CCMA), Major General Nasakhare Ugbo, for the duration of a sensitization workshop titled “Constitutional Responsibilities of the Nigerian Soldier Through Adherence to Humanitarian and Human Rights Laws” held at Headquarters three Division Auditorium, Maxwell Khobe Cantonment Jos.
The CCMA referred to the complexities and volatilities of modern safety demanding situations withinside the ever- an increasing number of interconnected world, which requires the want for army employees to behavior themselves in the ambit of suitable legal guidelines and guidelines whilst warding off moves that could have poor implications at the lives of harmless residents and their civil liberty.
He discovered that, because the Nigerian Army maintains to interact in numerous operations throughout the united states in collaboration with different safety agencies, the want for troops to behavior themselves in the trendy of area and professionalism can’t be overemphasized.
Major General Ugbo similarly charged troops to admire residents ‘ rights for the duration of operations as enshrined withinside the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Delivering his welcome address, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) three Division Nigerian Army cursor:pointer” data-title=”noted|mentioned|stated|cited|referred to”>referred to the want to maintain troops’ schooling , particularly on humanitarian and human rights legal guidelines , to keep away from pointless litigations.
He remarked that the Nigerian Army located a excessive top class and hobby at the schooling of employees in tandem with the aspiration and Command Philosophy of the Chief of Army Staff. “This sensitization workshop is in step with the Chief of Army Staff’s Command Philosophy, that’s a catalyst for the a hit behavior of our army operations,” he averred.
The GOC similarly reiterated that the troops of three Division and OPSH stay dedicated to the success of the imaginative and prescient of the COAS in tackling all sorts of safety demanding situations withinside the location in the ambit of the Constitution.
Delivering their lectures on “Understanding the Applicable Rules During Military Operations” and “Constitutional Responsibilities of the Nigerian Army Soldier Through Adherence to Humanitarian and Human Rights Laws,” the visitor speakers, Dr Livinus Jatto and Major II Nibras, enlightened the troops on International Humanitarian Law (IHRL) and human rights legal guidelines for the duration of army operations. They referred to that IHRL are specialised regulations designed to lessen the consequences of armed conflict, especially on civilians, and to restrict the extent of violence and arbitrariness.
Troops have been additionally knowledgeable at the scope of IHRL, which incorporates Distinction, Proportionality, Accountability, and Necessity, for fantastic Civil Military cooperation and the prison reputation of a Soldier, among others.
The occasion become attended with the aid of using Principal Staff Officers at Headquarters three Division and Operation SAFE HAVEN, Commanders and Commanding Officers, in addition to infantrymen from all of the devices and formations beneathneath three Division.
Lieutenant Colonel Ishaku Takwa, Acting Deputy Director, Army Public Relations three Division, Rukuba.