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Buhari to Look into Amnesty Report on Torture


President Muhammadu Buhari has acknowledged receipt of the Amnesty International report on Nigeria titled “Nigeria: Stories of horror in their own words” and has promised to look at it.
Senior Special Assistant (Media & Publicity), Mal. Garba Shehu said in a press statement in Niamey, Niger Republic on Wednesday that President Buhari had received the report which he said contains many disturbing allegations.
According to Shehu, President Buhari assured his administration would study the document and act appropriately.
“I assure you that your report will be looked into,” President Buhari said.
He said without meaning to prejudice the outcome of any investigation, Nigerians needed to be reassured that “this administration will leave no stone unturned to promote the rule of law, and deal with all cases of human rights abuses.
“Respect for human rights and adherence to the rule of law are the life and soul of the democratic system. We will not tolerate or condone impunity and reckless disregard for human rights.”

The report had alleged that some top army officers engaged in human rights abuses while prosecuting the war against Boko Haram.


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