A panel set up by the Nigerian government to investigate alleged human rights abuses by the country’s security forces began sitting on Monday in the capital, Abuja.
The committee was established after human rights groups accused the military of extra-judicial killings and torture in its fight against
Islamist militants Boko Haram in the north of the country and in its response to separatist activities in the south.
Victims and witnesses of alleged human rights abuses as well as human rights groups including Amnesty International are set to testify.
The military has also been invited to respond, but in the past it has always denied allegations of human rights abuses.
It is not clear if this investigation will have any impact on the alleged behaviour of the military.