Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor at the Special Independent Investigative Panel on Human Rights Violations in the counter Insurgency Operations in the North East.
Photo: Tanimu Salihu/Radio Nigeria
Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor is currently before the Special Independent Investigative Panel on Human Rights Violations in the counter-Insurgency Operations in the North-East.
General Irabor’s Appearance before the panel came on the heels of reports by the Reuters news agency accusing the Nigerian military of carrying out thousands of forced abortions and massacring children in the North-Eastern part of the country.
The Nigerian Army had earlier denied running any operation called “Operation no living thing” in any part of the country.
A former Garrison Commander, 7 Division, Maiduguri, Brigadier-General Haruna Abubakar Garba, had, in his own appearance before the Panel, flatly denied the allegations, insisting that “Operation No Living Thing” only took place in Sierra Leone during the West African country’s civil war.
Reporting by Tanumu Salihu; Editing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade and Tony Okerafor