5. To succeed in our tasks as soldiers, these rules must be carefully observed. I will not be proud of any member of the armed forces under my command who does not listen to them. He deserves no sympathy or mercy and will be treated mercilessly. You will fight a clean fight, an honorable fight to defend the territorial integrity of your nation – Nigeria. In December 1983, the new regime of the Nigerian head of state, Major General Muhammadu Buhari, announced that Nigeria could no longer afford a militant anti-colonial role in Africa. English-speaking members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) founded ECOMOG, dominated by the Nigerian military, in 1990 to intervene in Liberia`s civil war.  Smaller military forces had previously conducted UN and ECOWAS operations in the former Yugoslavia, Angola, Rwanda, Somalia, and Sierra Leone.  4.
I order all enlisted officers and men to strictly observe the following rules during operations. (These instructions should be read in conjunction with the Geneva Convention): There is a joint task force in the Niger Delta region called « Restoring Hope ». It is an inter-agency task force composed of members of the army, navy and air force to fight terrorism in the Niger Delta.  The JTF headquarters is located in Yenagoa. The current leader of Joint Task Force Niger Delta is Rear Admiral Akinjide Akinrinade.  Section 217(2)(c) of the 1999 Constitution and Section (8)(1) and (3) of the Armed Forces Act, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, (LFN) 2004 contain codes of conduct and rules of engagement for the armed forces in internal security. The Nigerian military said its newly created Division 6 was established in Port Harcourt to organize and improve its internal security operations in four Niger Delta states. The division will include the 2nd Army Brigade in Akwa Ibom, the 16th Brigade in Bayelsa and the 63rd Brigade in Delta. while the division`s headquarters will be located in Port Harcourt. This agreement will help curb militant activity, banditry, communal clashes, illegal bunkering, kidnappings, robberies, Niger Delta avengers and pipeline vandalism in the region.
Insecurity in these states has a negative impact on the economy caused by sabotage by criminal organizations in the region.  The Electrical and Mechanical Engineers of the Nigerian Army (NAEME) are responsible for the maintenance of NA`s electrical, mechanical, electronic, optical and electromedical equipment. The Corps also provides technical advice to commanders at all levels. In order to carry out its tasks, NAEME carries out pre-contractual tests and trials to determine the suitability of the equipment to be introduced into the NA. It also conducts a pre-delivery inspection of the equipment to certify its compliance with established standards and compliance with the technical aspects of the contractual agreement. NAEME also performs non-maintainable and scale-up equipment repairs for scientific forecasting and engineering regulations, as well as research and development to keep pace with military-relevant technological developments. NAEME is led by the Commander Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (CCEME). In December 1983, the new regime of Major General Muhammadu Buhari announced that Nigeria could no longer afford a militant anti-colonial role in Africa. The English-speaking members of ECOWAS founded ECOMOG in 1990, dominated by the Nigerian military, to intervene in Liberia`s civil war. The army has demonstrated its ability to mobilize, deploy and sustain brigade-sized forces in support of peacekeeping operations in Liberia. Smaller military troops have already been deployed to United Nations and ECOWAS operations in the former Yugoslavia, Guinea-Bissau and Sierra Leone.
   This doctrine of Nigeria`s African military intervention is sometimes referred to as Pax Nigeriana.  The Nigerian Army (NA) is the land branch of the Nigerian Armed Forces and the largest of the Armed Forces. The most important formations include the 1st Division, the 2nd Division, the 3rd Armored Division, the 81st Division, the 82nd Division and the newly formed 8th, 7th and 6th Divisions. The Nigerian army is currently led by Major General Farouk Yahaya, appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari.  The Nigerian military has played an important role in defending Nigerian democracy from the First Republic to the present.  The rapid expansion of the Nigerian army in the aftermath of the civil war led to a sharp decline in the quality of troops.  The expansion process, overseen by the Nigerian Army Command Staff, resulted in an extreme shortage of officers, with newly created lieutenant colonels commanding brigades and platoons and companies often commanded by sergeants and warrant officers. This led to timid command and rudimentary staff work on the part of Nigerian army personnel.  One of the results of the weak orientation was that the three field divisions of the federal government fought independently and competed for men and equipment.
Major Michael Stafford of the United States Marine Corps wrote in a 1984 study: « Inexperienced, poorly trained, and poorly led soldiers have demonstrated their unprofessionalism and indiscipline through massacres of innocent civilians and the inability to carry out infantry tactics effectively. »  Among the results of this failure of leadership and professionalism is the Asaba massacre in 1967, which resulted in the deaths of approximately a thousand civilians and people of Igbo origin. The roots of the ethnic divisions that began to erupt after the army`s independence had some of their origins in colonial recruiting practices, with line infantry and artillery raised from the north, but during the expansion of force during World War II, much of the more educated Southerners were moved to positions that required more technical training. As in Ghana, there has been considerable pressure on the « Nigerian » armed forces, for example by promoting two officers to the rank of brigadier as a concession to public opinion upon the arrival of the last British commander in Lagos. From a force of 8,000 men divided into five infantry battalions and support units, the force grew to about 120,000 men divided into three divisions at the end of the Nigerian Civil War in 1970.  In terms of doctrine, the task of the Nigerian Federal Army did not fundamentally change: its task remained to join and defeat an organized enemy. 3. You must all bear in mind at all times that other nations in Africa and the rest of the world are looking to us to see how well we can accomplish this task that the nation demands of us. You must also remember that you are not at war with a foreign enemy. Nor do they wage religious war or jihad. They only suppress the lieutenant-colonel`s rebellion.
Odumegwu-Ojukwu and his clique. They must not do anything that endangers the future unity of the country. We are honourably committed to abide by the rules of the Geneva Convention in any action you take against the rebel lieutenant-colonel. Odumegwu-Ojukwu and his clique. In 2016, the Nigerian army numbered about 6,000 officers and 150,000 men.  The army itself is governed by the Nigerian Army Council (NAC). The Nigerian army is functionally organized into combat weapons, which are infantry and armoured vehicles; which are combat support weapons, artillery, engineering, signals and reconnaissance; Combat support services include supply and transport of the Nigerian Army Medical Corps, regulation and finance.