Chief of Army Staff, COAS Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya today appeared before the Special Independent Investigative Panel on Human Rights Violations in Counter Insurgency Operations in the North East on the allegations of Systemic abortions by the Nigeria Military.
An International News agency, Reuters had in December last year published a report alleging abortion of ten thousand Pregnancies, infanticide and other forms of Sexual and Gender Based Violence against the Nigeria Military.
The Chief of Army Staff while answering questions from the panel, described the allegations as an attempt to rubbish the successes recorded by Nigeria Military.
Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya said Nigeria Army is an organized institution that will always adhere strictly to guidelines in the rule of their operations
The Chief of the Army Staff reiterated that Nigeria as a sovereign nation would not succumb to any conspiracy in the fight against insurgency and other criminal elements.
The Panel had earlier invited Reuters to appear before the panel to substantiate its allegations of abortion of 10,000 pregnancies, massacre of children, and other forms of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence against the Nigerian military in its counter-insurgency operations in the North East but Reuters declined given some reasons for their inability to honor the summons.