Human Rights

Attorney General commends Nigerian Military’s conventional warfare training

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami has commended Nigerian military for receiving the best training in the area of conventional warfare that can be compared with other military formation around the world.

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami stated this when the President of the International Criminal Court, ICC, Judge Chile Ebue Osuji paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja, Nigeria.

Mr Malami while congratulating Judge Osuji on his emergence as the President of the ICC, also expressed dissatisfaction with the way the ICC escalated the six cases against boko haram and two against the Nigerian Military, describing it as worrisome.

He noted that Nigeria demonstrated commitments to arrest, investigate and prosecute anyone that commits crime that falls within the Rome Statute of the ICC, adding that the country is fighting a conventional war where they do not know who can identify the enemy combatants who, in most cases have no regular uniform.

The minister also reiterated his commitment to collaborate with the National Assembly to ensure speedy passage of the domestication of the Rome Statute of the ICC currently awaiting action by the lawmakers.

On the countries that withdrew membership of the ICC, the minister said, Nigeria would do everything possible through the platform of the African Union and the ECOWAS Commission to persuade some African countries, including the Philippines that have withdrawn their membership from the court to have a rethink

Source: Voice of Nigeria