Practice Relating to Rule 74. Chemical Weapons
Nigeria’s Manual on the Laws of War includes “using asphyxiating, poisonous or other gases and all analogous liquids, materials or devices” in its list of war crimes.
In 1991, a Nigerian national newspaper reported that the Nigerian Ministry of Defence had organized a seminar in the 1990s “with the aim of sensitising the developing world to the adverse effects of a total ban on the production, storage and use of chemical weapons as advocated by the developed nations”.
In 1995, during a debate in the First Committee of the UN General Assembly, Nigeria stated that it was committed to the total prohibition of chemical weapons.