President Buhari Promises to take Action on Amnesty International Report

The President friday assured that his government would closely study the report released recently by Amnesty
International (AI), which indicted top ranking officers of the Nigerian military of gross abuse of human rights.
Buhari’s assurance was contained in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba
Shehu.

According to the statement, “the president is quite disturbed by the allegations contained in the report.
“The next step is to look into the allegations and confirm or disprove the disturbing details.”

It added that Buhari had already determined that one of the first assignments of the incoming Attorney-General of the Federation would be to look into the Amnesty International
report and advise the government on an appropriate course of action.

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“This is in addition to the internal inquiry he asked the armed services to undertake by themselves,” he stressed.
The statement noted that the president’s commitment to
human rights and his promise that there would be no human rights abuses under his government remains unshaken.

“Any allegation of human rights abuse that takes place during the tenure of President Buhari’s government will be
swiftly investigated and dealt with,” the statement said.