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Buhari To Look Into Amnesty International “Disturbing” Report On Torture

Ayodele Afolabi, Abuja – President Muhammadu Buhari has acknowledged the receipt of the Amnesty International report on Nigeria titled “Nigeria: Stories of horror in their own words.”

Senior Special Assistant (Media & Publicity), Mal. Garba Shehu disclosed this in a statement issued on Wednesday in Niamey, Niger Republic.

The president noted that the report which he received contains many disturbing allegations.

According to Shehu, President Buhari assured that his administration will study the document and act appropriately.

He said without prejudice to 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.”

In its report, the Amnesty International said: “Stars on their shoulders. Blood on their hands: War crimes committed by the Nigerian military reveals that since March 2011, more than 7,000 young men and boys died in military detention and more than 1,200 people were unlawfully killed since February 2012.”



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