The Federal government plan to review military rules of engagement


Fed govt to review military rules of engagement

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday in Abuja said that government would progressively review the rules of engagement by the military and across the nation’s security system, and take into considerations human rights issues.
A statement issued Monday by his spokesman, Mr. Laolu Akande, said Osinbajo made the promise during a meeting with members of the United Nations Security Council who are on a visit to the country.
Osinbajo also said it was time for the international community to take another look at the international legal instruments and conventions governing warfare and conflicts in the light of the very unconventional and brutal operations of terrorists and insurgents around the world.
He said: ”We must, on a global scale, look again at how to deal with these new challenges. We need to look at the governing conventions, what type of legal categories, recognition of law we should give them (to the perpetrators of terror and insurgents).
“We need to re-examine how to deal with these individuals according to law.”
He said that the government’s Social Investment Programme (SIP) including the conditional cash transfer, the micro credit scheme and the N-Power job programme, would cater to the developmental needs of the North-eastern part of the country affected by the insurgency.
He said government was already disbursing the cash transfers in some Internally Displaced Persons’ (IDP) camps and host communities.
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday in Abuja said that government would progressively review the rules of engagement by the military and across the nation’s security system, and take into considerations human rights issues.
A statement issued Monday by his spokesman, Mr. Laolu Akande, said Osinbajo made the promise during a meeting with members of the United Nations Security Council who are on a visit to the country.
Osinbajo also said it was time for the international community to take another look at the international legal instruments and conventions governing warfare and conflicts in the light of the very unconventional and brutal operations of terrorists and insurgents around the world.
He said: ”We must, on a global scale, look again at how to deal with these new challenges. We need to look at the governing conventions, what type of legal categories, recognition of law we should give them (to the perpetrators of terror and insurgents).
“We need to re-examine how to deal with these individuals according to law.”
He said that the government’s Social Investment Programme (SIP) including the conditional cash transfer, the micro credit scheme and the N-Power job programme, would cater to the developmental needs of the North-eastern part of the country affected by the insurgency.
He said government was already disbursing the cash transfers in some Internally Displaced Persons’ (IDP) camps and host communities.

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