President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to review allegations of extrajudicial killings and gross human rights abuses leveled against the military institution in his country by Amnesty International.
Senior Military officers were indicted as well in a report that did the image of the military in Nigeria little favors.
The President’s Senior Special Assistant (Media & Publicity), Garba Shehu, said in a statement in Niamey, Niger Republic on Wednesday, that Buhari has received the report which he said contains many disturbing allegations.
According to Shehu, President Buhari assured that his administration will study the document and act appropriately.
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,” the President said.