Related Rule
Nigeria
Practice Relating to Rule 15. The Principle of Precautions in Attack
Nigeria’s Military Manual (1994) lists as one of the basic principles in the conduct of operations, every commander’s duty “to spare the civilian population, civilian persons and civilian objects”. The manual adds: “When planning action that could endanger civilian persons and objects therefore, care and precaution must be emphasised and exercised in the conduct of the war.” 
Nigeria, International Humanitarian Law (IHL), Directorate of Legal Services, Nigerian Army, 1994, p. 42, § 11.
Nigeria’s Military Manual (1994) and Soldiers’ Code of Conduct state: “Civilian persons and objects must be spared.” 
Nigeria, International Humanitarian Law (IHL), Directorate of Legal Services, Nigerian Army, 1994, p. 39, § 5(c); Code of Conduct for Combatants, “The Soldier’s Rules”, Nigerian Army, undated, § 3.
Nigeria’s Military Manual (1994) states: “Precaution shall be taken to minimise civilian casualties and damage.” 
Nigeria, International Humanitarian Law (IHL), Directorate of Legal Services, Nigerian Army, 1994, p. 45, § 16(b).
Nigeria’s Military Manual (1994) provides: “The commander, through his intelligence network shall get information on the circumstance of the military relevancy of the zone, specifically protected zones or objects in his area of operations.” 
Nigeria, International Humanitarian Law (IHL), Directorate of Legal Services, Nigerian Army, 1994, p. 43, § 14.