For the second time, since Amnesty International released a report accusing some top ranking officers of the Nigerian military of gross abuse of human rights, President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his government will closely study the report and investigate the matter.
“The president is quite disturbed by the allegations contained in the report,” Garba Shehu – a spokesman of the president – said on Friday. “The next step is to look into the allegations and confirm or disprove the disturbing details.”
He added that President Buhari has 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.
“This is in addition to the internal inquiry he asked the armed services to undertake by themselves,” the presidency official said.
He also emphasised President 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 President Buhari’s government will be swiftly investigated and dealt with,” he said.