Practice Relating to Rule 58. Improper Use of the White Flag of Truce
Nigeria’s Military Manual (1994) notes that it is prohibited “to make improper use of flag of truce”.
Nigeria’s Manual on the Laws of War provides that “improper use of the flag of truce” is an “illegitimate tactic”.
The manual also states that the “abuse of … a white flag” is a war crime.
Nigeria’s Soldiers’ Code of Conduct states that it is prohibited “to make improper use of flag of truce”.