Saturday 23rd September, 2017
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Army cautions personnel against bullying civilians

Army cautions personnel against bullying civilians

The Nigeria Army said on Thursday it had warned its person­nel against bullying and intimidating civilians, and advised victims of such ill-treatments to report to the nearest military formation.

Capt. Kabir Umar, Hu­man Rights Desk Officer at the Nigeria Army Head­quarters, Abuja in a speech at a human rights work­shop held in Jos, Plateau State said that defence per­sonnel were being sensi­tised on the need to respect the civilian populace.

The News Agency of Ni­geria (NAN) reports that the workshop, organised in conjunction with Opera­tion Safe Heaven which is in charge of security in Pla­teau, was targeted at reduc­ing incessant complaints by the public on the conduct of some military men.

Umar, in his paper en­titled: ‘A professionally responsive soldier, worthy Ambassador of the Nigeria Army’, said that the mili­tary was working toward changing its public percep­tion.