Sunday 30th April, 2017
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NHRC, Military partnership promotes human rights

NHRC, Military partnership promotes human rights

The National Hu­man Rights Com­mission’s involve­ment in the fight against insurgency has impacted on the professionalism of the Nigerian Military so much so that the rules of engagement with the insurgents have been ob­served to avoid civilian casualties.
The Executive Secre­tary of the Commission Prof. Bem Angwe made this statement when the Regional Representa­tive of the United Na­tions High Commission of Human Rights, Mr. Andrea Ori led a team of human rights experts on a courtesy visit to the Commission.
Prof. Angwe also ac­knowledged the support of the UN system espe­cially the UNDP and UNHCR which he noted had deployed monitors to the North East and the North Central states for the purpose of moni­toring human rights situation of the Inter­nally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the area.
He also informed the UN delegation that the Commission had con­tinually engaged the Federal and state gov­ernments on the need to provide entrepreneurial skills to the IDPs while facilitating their safe and voluntary return to places that are safe and habitable.

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