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close this bookCountry Report Nigeria - ICRC Worldwide Consultation on the Rules of War (International Committee of the Red Cross , 1999, 56 p.)
close this folderProtection of civilians
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View the documentLimits and dissonance
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While many Nigerians related vivid stories and expressed strong opinions on the horrors of war and its aftermath, their views on the treatment of civilians during wartime are far more complex and nuanced. When asked generally to volunteer their opinions, respondents were strongly supportive of limits that protect civilians. However, when the questioning turned from abstract concepts to specific scenarios, many respondents retreated into a more pragmatic, situational stance.