Christian lawyers commend Nigerian Army over human rights protection

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By Aderogba George
Abuja  – The Association of Christian Lawyers Against Corruption and Human Right Abuses in Nigeria, on Monday lauded the Nigerian Army for its protection of Nigerians against human rights abuses.
The Chairman, Board of Trustees of the association, Mr Nathan Oguwike, gave the commendation when he paid a courtesy call on the Director-General, Nigeria Army Resource Centre, Maj-Gen. Johnny Hamakin in Abuja.
According to Oguwike, the association is satisfied with the manner the Army usually handle cases of human rights violations involving its personnel.
“The military has greatest respect for human rights, Nigerians are hereby urged to show love to the Nigerian Army as they make the greatest sacrifice to be at the war front in cases of threat to the country,” he said.
The board chairman said that the association would join the Federal Government fight against corruption, to contain the menace to the barest level.
Oguwike, who presented an award of excellence to the Nigeria Army, said that a lot was expected from the resource centre in terms of research, and admonished the personnel not to relent in their quest to secure Nigeria.
Responding, Maj.-Gen. Hamakin appreciated the association for its support to the Army.
“We appreciate your effort associating with the Nigeria government in fighting corruption; the fight against corruption is everybody’s responsibility.
“We thank you for being the advocate of the Nigeria army in terms of protection of human rights, we are also grateful to have people like you who understand what the army is going through,’’ he added.
Hamakin assured that the army would continue to interface with the association in the course of its duties and welcome suggestions for improvement.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that CD of the video showing the military efforts in degrading Boko Haram insurgents, was presented at the event.(NAN)

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