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Osinbajo appoints judicial commission to probe human rights abuses by military

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The Ag President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday appointed a 7-man Judicial Commission to review compliance of the Nigeria Armed Forces, human rights obligations and the rules of engagement.

This was made known in a statement by the Presidency, noting that the Commission is empowered to review extant rules of engagement applicable in the Nigerian Armed Forces and the extent of compliance thereto.

“It is also empowered to investigate alleged violation of humanitarian and human rights principles under the Constitution and other relevant laws,” the Presidency said.

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In addition, the commission has the mandates to investigate factors that might be militating against speedy resolution of local conflicts/insurgencies.

It is also saddle with the responsibility to advise on means of preventing violations of International ‘humanitarian and human rights law in conflict situations.

The full list of members of the Judicial Commission is as follows:

(i) Hon. Justice Biobele A. Georgewill – Chairman;

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(ii) Major-General Patrick Akem – member;

(iii) Mr. Wale Fapohunda – member

(iv) Mrs. Hauwa Ibrahim – member

(v) Mr. Jibrin Ibrahim – member

(vi) Mrs. Ifeoma Nwakama – member

(vii) Representative of Office of the National Security Adviser – member

The Commission is expected to commence work immediately and submit its report within 90 days.

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