The Nigerian National Human Rights Commission has launched a special panel to investigate two recent Reuters reports on rights abuses by the army.
The first of the reports focused on a secret program run by the Nigerian army that allegedly carried out 10,000 abortions for women and girls freed from the Boko Haram hideouts in the northeast since 2009.
Reuters in the second report citing sources said the army killed children who it feared would become terrorists themselves.
Even though the military had denied the reports, the international community called for a swift investigation into the matter.
The panel headed by a former Supreme Court justice and including a former major general will investigate the two articles published last year.
However legal Practitioners like Fred Nzeakwu foresee challenges in the investigation as the Nigerian military continues to deny the reports.