Practice Relating to Rule 36. Demilitarized Zones
Section B. Attacks on demilitarized zones
Nigeria’s Military Manual (1994) states: “Preplanned protected zones are established by agreement between belligerent parties … [including] demilitarised zones”.
The Report on the Practice of Nigeria states that it is Nigeria’s opinio juris
that the protection of demilitarized zones is part of customary international law.