Buhari pledges look into Amnesty International report on torture

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NIAMEY, Niger Republic (Sundiata Post) – President Muhammadu Buhari has acknowledged receipt of the Amnesty International report on Nigeria titled “Nigeria: Stories of horror in their own words.”

Senior Special Assistant (Media & Publicity) to President Buhari, Mallam Garba Shehu said in a statement issued in Niamey, Niger Republic on Wednesday, said that Buhari has 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.
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“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.”