Practice Relating to Rule 46. Orders or Threats That No Quarter Will Be Given
Nigeria’s Military Manual (1994) provides that it is prohibited “to declare that no quarter will be given”.
Nigeria’s Manual on the Laws of War considers that “informing soldiers of the enemy that they will not be protected unless they surrender immediately” is an “illegitimate tactic”.
Nigeria’s Soldiers’ Code of Conduct states that it is “prohibited … to declare that no mercy will be shown”.