Buhari Promises To Act On AI Report

Buhari-Assembly-CopyPRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari yesterday promised to closely study the report released recently by Amnesty International (AI) accusing top ranking officers of the Nigerian military of gross abuse of human rights and take action on it.

A statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, said that the President was quite disturbed by the allegations in the report and has determined that one of the first assignments of the incoming Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) would be to look into the AI report and advise the government on an appropriate course of action.

“The next step is to look into the allegations and confirm or disprove the disturbing details.

“This is in addition to the internal inquiry he asked the armed services to undertake by themselves,” Shehu said.

He also emphasised Buhari’s commitment to human rights and his promise that there would be no human rights abuses under his government.

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


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