The federal government has commenced the investigation into the allegations of human rights abuses levelled against the Nigerian military by the Amnesty International.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Bulus Lolo in Abuja on Wednesday where he described the allegations leveled against the military as “serious”.
“Due to the magnitude of the allegations, the President Buhari-led government is looking into the report with a view to establishing the fact of the matter. “The government has, therefore, instituted an investigation and assures that there will be no cover-up.”
Lolo, who stressed that the Federal Government is deeply concerned about the rights and the safety of all Nigerians, insisted that “it will ensure that the culprits are brought to book.
“In the meantime, the Government of Nigeria reaffirms its unflinching commitment to fighting terrorism in all its forms.
“In this regard, Nigeria will continue to work and count on the support of its neighbours, as well as its international partners,” he said.
Furthermore, Lolo disclosed that the military, conscious of its constitutional mandate, had undertaken an ongoing investigation into the allegations of wrongdoing by its personnel, stressing that the military ensured the highest level of professionalism by its officers in the conduct of its operations in line with its training.