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CSOs Warns Security personnel to Desist From Unlawful Orders

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By Sarauniya G Usman, Abuja

The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room warned military and other security personnel who carry out unlawful orders would under international law, be held accountable.

The warning was made made during a press briefing in Abuja yesterday.

“Under section 29(3) of the Electoral Act, the Nigerian military are specifically excluded from direct involvement in the elections.

Regulation 341 of the Police Act (LFN 2004) confers personal liability on any police officer who employs excessive force in the exercise of his powers as a police officer. Similarly, Article 5 of the United Nations Code of Conduct for Law Enforcement Officials 1979 does not recognise superior order as a defence for the use of excessive force by law enforcement officials”.

Situation Room said it was concerned by the reports it has received that election materials are being delivered to wrong locations.


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