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Nigeria: training the trainers

20-03-1997 News Release 97/10

A three-day workshop on the teaching of the law of armed conflict for some 60 instructors, senior staff of military academies and high-ranking officers from all branches of the armed forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria was held at the Command and Staff College in Jaji/Kaduna in the first week of March.

The workshop opened in the presence of the Commandant of the Command and Staff College, Maj. Gen. J.M Inienger, and the ICRC regional delegate based in Lagos. This is the third time in as many years that such an event has been organized jointly by the ICRC and the Nigerian armed forces, complementing other programmes at the National War College and the Infantry Centre and Schools. The workshop once again highlighted the excellent cooperation between the armed forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the ICRC in the area of instruction in the law of war.