Special independent investigative panel has continued probes into the alleged human rights violations by officers of the armed forces during counter-insurgency operations in the north east.
At its resumed hearing today, the chief of staff of the Nigerian army amour crop (naac) headquarters bauchi and former garrison commander, 7 divison garrison Maiduguri, brigadier general Haruna Garba testified before the seven-man panel led by a former justice of the supreme court, justice Abdul Aboki.
Garba denied an allegation by Reuters suggesting that the military has over a decade carried out mass abortion in the north east, stating the military could have been involved in such crimes having been in the forefront of trying to restore peace to the north east and other parts of the country.
According to him, the allegation is aimed to demoralize the military personnel in the theatre of war at a time when they seem to be gaining victory over the terrorist elements.
So far, nine top military officers have testified before the 7-man panel of experts during the third batch of sitting, including former chief of staff of the military multinational joint task force, brig. General Tuni Isah who describes the allegation as unimaginable.