General Buratai said the soldiers must respect human rights and ensure that civilians and captured terrorists are treated humanely.
He said the military will maintain the tempo in the operations in the North Eastern part of the country until insurgents are defeated, adding that the defeat of the insurgents is a service to Nigeria. “We will continue to maintain the initiative until Boko Haram insurgents are defeated. This is a service to your nation. The problems of human rights abuse must be avoided, you must ensure you treat civilians humanely and also treat captured terrorists humanely.”
The Army Chief urged the soldiers to guard their weapons and maintain equipment provided to them especially as all the allowances of troops fighting in the north east have been paid.
The General warned men against use of social media and against leaking information to the public, adding that, “if you are caught sending out information that is related to the operations, you will be dealt with accordingly.”