Practice Relating to Rule 51. Public and Private Property in Occupied Territory
Section A. Movable public property in occupied territory
Nigeria’s Manual on the Laws of War states:
Movable property in an occupied territory belonging to the enemy state may be seized only if it is useful to the conduct of war. Vehicles, signal equipment, weapons and other equipment required for immediate military use may also be seized …
All movable property, belonging to the enemy state, seized in the battlefield, becomes property of the opposing belligerent. The rules relating to the seizure of private movable property in occupied territories are also applicable to such property seized in the battlefield.