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.