PRESS RELEASE: President Buhari To Look Into Amnesty International Report on Torture

Nigeria's President Buhari And Niger's President Muhamadou

Nigeria’s President Buhari And Niger’s President Muhamadou

Niamey, Niger, 03 June 2015

Buhari acknowledges 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 said in a press statement in Niamey, Niger Republic on Wednesday, 3 June said that President Buhari has received the the report which he says contains many disturbing allegations .

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

“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.”

Signed:

Mal. Garba Shehu

Senior Special Assistant (Media & Publicity)

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