Practice Relating to Rule 110. Treatment and Care of the Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked
Nigeria’s Operational Code of Conduct (1967) states: “All wounded military and civilians will be given necessary medical attention and care.”
Nigeria’s Military Manual (1994) provides: “The wounded and sick shall be cared for by the party to the conflict in whose power they may be.”
It further states: “As soon as the tactical situation permits, necessary measures shall be taken to … care for the wounded [and] shipwrecked.”
Nigeria’s Manual on the Laws of War provides that the wounded and sick who are in the power of a belligerent must be cared for and that it is prohibited to leave the wounded and sick “without assistance and care or to create conditions that could lead to epidemics or infections”.
Nigeria’s Soldiers’ Code of Conduct states that the wounded and shipwrecked enemies “shall be … treated or handed over to a superior or the nearest medical personnel”.
Nigeria’s Military Manual (1994) states: “Only
urgent medical reasons will authorise priority in the order of treatment to be administered.”
Nigeria’s Manual on the Laws of War states: “Priority in treatment should be granted to the most gravely wounded.”