Buhari Receives Amnesty International Report, Promises To Act

Buhari Receives Amnesty International Report, Promises To Act

Chris Steven, Abuja

Less than 24 hours that Amnesty International issued a report indicting Nigerian Military top brass of war crimes, President Muhammadu Buhari has acknowledged receipt of the report.

The President who received the report titled “Nigeria: Stories of horror in their own words,” on Wednesday gave assurance to act on it.

Amnesty International had in the report called on President Buhari to investigate top military chiefs, both serving and retired for war crimes.

Those listed for investigations include Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Alex Badeh, Chief of Army staff, Lt. Gen. Kenneth Minimah, former Chiefs of Army and Defence Staff, Lt. Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika and Admiral Ola Sa’ad Ibrahim.

A statement issued in Niamey, Niger Republic on Wednesday by the Senior Special Assistant (Media & Publicity) to the President , Garba Shehu said in a press statement in Niamey, said that President Buhari has received the report which he noted 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.”