Practice Relating to Rule 4. Definition of Armed Forces
Section A. General definition
Nigeria’s Military Manual (1994) states:
In general, the armed forces of a state and of a party to a conflict consist of all organised units and personnel which are under a command responsible for the behaviour of its subordinates and each state and belligerent party must determine the categories of persons and objects belonging to its armed forces … Furthermore, the armed forces shall be subject to an internal disciplinary system in order to uphold and enforce the law of war.