Human Rights Day: We are committed to defending human dignity, says Army

Human Rights Day: We are committed to defending human dignity, says Army

The Nigerian Army has repeated its promise to defend human dignity of Nigerians all through the country.

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.- Gen. Tukur Buratai made the pledge on Monday in a message to mark the 2018 “International Human Rights Day.”

Buratai emphasized that the military stability believed that the advancement and production of human rights are “fundamental component of military activities.”

He, in any case, noted with regret the situation in a few areas in the North Eastern States of the country, “where heinous act of terrorism continues to be perpetuated by Boko Haram terrorist.”

“We solidly embrace the idea and the message behind the International Human Rights Day and we are focused on doing our part to spread awareness and support for human rights each day.”

“On this day, I recommit the Nigerian Army to supporting the brave officers, men and women who are working every day to safeguard human dignity and advance the reason for freedom of Nigerians across the 36 states of Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory.”

While he paid tribute to the officers and men, who had paid the supreme sacrifice in pursuit of human rights for people in the North East, he said the “resurgent acts of terrorism challenge the rights that we celebrate today.”

The military chief valued the support and partnerships from local and International Non-Government Organizations in the effort to defend human dignity.

“I explicitly take note of the help of the National Human Rights Commission.

“Its human rights preparing program for military work force and its Nigerian Military Human Rights Dialogue initiative have to a great extent enhanced the human rights awareness and education of our personnel.

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