Tukur Buratai Army Chief warns soldiers to stop violating rights of civilians

Buratai noted that the armed forces would fully implement the United Nations law on human rights violation.

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Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai

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The Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Tukur Buratai, has warned soldiers against violating the rights of civilians, saying anyone found guilty would be sanctioned.

He gave the warning over the weekend while addressing troops at the 242 Recce Battalion Ibereko in Badagry,  Lagos.

The troops are expected to relieve those currently fighting militants in the North East.

Buratai noted that the armed forces would fully implement the United Nations law on human rights violation.

He also urged the soldiers fighting Boko Haram to maintain the current tempo in routing the terrorists, stating that the federal government had made funds available for the operation.

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The army chief also warned the soldiers at the battlefield to stay off social media. He said they should desist from sharing information of happenings in the war front on the internet.

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