It was gathered that President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday acknowledged receipt of the Amnesty International report on Nigeria titled ‘Nigeria: Stories of horror in their own words’, and promised to study it with a view to taking an action on it.
This was contained in a statement by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, from Niamey, Niger Republic.
Shehu quoted the President as saying the reports contained many disturbing allegations that needed to be looked into.
He further quoted the President to have assured Nigerians that his administration would study the document and act appropriately.
“I assure you that your report will be looked into,” the President reportedly said.
Buhair added that without meaning to prejudice the outcome of any investigation, Nigerians needed to be reassured that his administration would 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,” he added.