Related Rule
Practice Relating to Rule 145. Reprisals
Nigeria’s Military Manual (1994), in a section dealing with the 1977 Geneva Convention I and those upon whom reprisals are prohibited, states:
[In the cases where reprisals are prohibited], a belligerent party cannot claim a right to set aside the rules of the convention in order to induce the enemy to return to an attitude of respect for the law of armed conflict. 
Nigeria, International Humanitarian Law (IHL), Directorate of Legal Services, Nigerian Army, 1994, p. 14, § 5.