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Yemi Osinbajo Inaugurates Presidential Panel To Investigate Allegations Of Human Rights Abuse

The acting president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has inaugurated the presidential panel to review compliance of Nigeria military with human rights obligations.

Professor Osinbajo noted that the panel which is in response to continuous allegations of war crimes committed by the military will work within the ambit of the law to review the extant rules of engagement and the extent of compliance to it.

The seven-man commission, which is chaired by Justice Biobele Georgewill, is expected to commence work immediately and submit its report within ninety days.

Members of the commission include Major-General Patrick Akem, Mr. Wale Fapohunda, Mrs. Hauwa Ibrahim and Mr. Jibrin Ibrahim. Others are Mrs. Ifeoma Nwakama and a representative of the office of the National Security Adviser.

Amnesty international had accused the military of human rights abuse, excessive force and extra judicial killings of terrorists in the east as well as members of indigenous people of Biafra in the South east.

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