Nufaisa Garba Ahmed primarily sets out to examine the nature and character of the protection of civilians in armed conflicts. In doing so, she brings to the fore some of the grave violations against the civilian population by the Nigerian military in the fight against the Boko Haram Terrorist Group (BHTG) in Nigeria’s Northeast, as reported by credible news outlets. The aim of this opinion piece is to bring to light some of the salient issues of civilian protection and proffer some good practices and lessons to be adopted for more credible and transparent operations by the military in armed conflicts.
Nufaisa Garba Ahmed
Ms Nufaisa Garba Ahmed is a doctoral candidate for PhD Defence and Strategic Studies. She is also a Lecturer at the Department of Defence and Security Studies, Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna. Her research interests are in the thematic fields of security, peacebuilding, conflict mitigation and consequences.