In an effort to deepen troops understanding and appreciation of Human Rights issues and their impact on military operations, the Army Headquarters Department of Civil Military Affairs have organised Human Rights Sensitization Workshop for officers and soldiers of 8 Task Force Division in Monguno.
Declaring the workshop open, the Chief of Civil Military Affairs, Major General Nuhu Angbazo noted that the Nigerian Army is currently experiencing fourth dimension warfare; where the assymetric nature of the enemy has demanded that the army must work more closely with the civil populace, in order to understand, identify, engage and defeat the enemy. To achieve this strategic objective, Major General Angbazo added that “the Nigerian Army has embarked on this sensitization workshop so that our troops can become knowledgeable in the Laws of Armed Conflicts and therefore avoid those unprofessional conducts that could destroy their career and tarnish the good image of the Nigerian Army “.
Earlier, the acting General Officer Commanding, 8 Task Force Division, Brigadier General Stevenson Olabanji commended Major General Angbazo for the timely initiative and assured him that commanders would use the knowledge acquired to fashion out professional approaches to their military duties, in conformity with the vision with the Chief of Army Staff which is to ”Have a Professionally responsive Nigerian Army in the discharge of it’s constitutional roles”.
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Col Timothy Antigha
8 Task Force Division