Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Shi’ites raise alarm on detained leader El-Zakzaky’s health

By News Express on 25/07/2016

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 1,198


The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has expressed concern about the health of their leader, Ibraheem Zakzaky, held in custody by the Department of State Services (DSS).

This was contained in a statement issued by President of Media Forum of IMN, Ibrahim Musa, in Kaduna.

Close relations of Zakzaky had over the week visited him at the DSS office in Abuja.

In the statement, the group warned it was in the interest of the Nigerian State to release him unconditionally to enable him attend to his heath.

“From the report of the close relations, the health of our leader has deteriorated further,” the statement said. “His left eye is in dire need of specialised medical attention.

“The doctor assigned to the Sheikh has reportedly given up on getting him back to its normal state. His left arm where he sustained gunshot wounds is still demobilised and the wounds are yet to heal.

“The Nigerian people are aware and the international community is aware that our leader has not been accused of committing any offence and has not been charged for one and has not been arraigned before any competent court of the land for the past eight months.”

“However it is the height of injustice to deny the Sheikh the best medical attention taking into consideration all that has been done to him, his family and millions of his followers. Of what benefit will it be to our nation if his health deteriorates beyond salvation?”

The statement added: “If at all the claim of the counsel to the DSS in a Federal High Court in Abuja that the Sheikh is in ‘protective custody’ is to be believed, then attention to his health should be of paramount importance to whoever is holding him hostage.

“Even though a glimpse of the report of the Judicial Commission of inquiry submitted to Kaduna state government has indicted the Army for its brutality against the Sheikh and his followers in Zaria, the least expected from the government is his release to us for proper medical attention. Refusal to do just this is an indication that the federal government has some ulterior motives and wants to keep him in custody and allow his health to deteriorate further.

“We would like to appeal to those that have the ears of this government, well meaning Nigerians and the international community to insist on the unconditional release of our leader Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and all those detained with him in the aftermath of the Zaria carnage last December.”

Zakazky was arrested by the DSS after the deadly clash between the Shiites group, which he leads, and the Nigerian Army in Zaria, last year.

The Shi’ite leader is being charged with criminal conspiracy, inciting public disturbances among others. (TV360 Nigeria)

•Photo shows detained Shi’ite Leader, Sheikh Zakzaky.

Source News Express

Posted 25/07/2016 9:40:42 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
NiMet predicts cloudy sky, rains, thunderstorms on Saturday...

US cracks down on Abuja-based terrorists

Investors panic as US, Asia stocks plunge

Zamfara Government stops 17 emirs from medical check-up:...

Igbo trader in trouble for naming pet dog...

Another Ponzi scheme takes Nigeria by storm despite...

Jubilation as Enugu Judiciary workers endorse Ugwuanyi for...

PDP faults passage of new tax law in...

Presidency to probe NFF over ‘reckless’ spending in...

I’ve no governorship ambition, says Alamieyeseigha •Berates mischief...

Eid el-Kabir: Buhari lauds NYSC scheme, donates cash,...

Militants give conditions for peace, say Nigeria to...

 

Latest News A professional in the saddle BREAKING: Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, ‘greatest singer of all time’, dies at 76 Godswill Akpabio’s defection to APC shocked and confused me — Elder brother, Isong Akpabio •Says defection cannot make APC win Akwa Ibom FG close to breakthrough on Leah Sharibu’s release — Presidency •Clears air on Daura’s status Woman pushes friend off bridge NYSC releases names of 9 drowned corps members Why 2019 elections will be Nigeria’s most expensive — INEC MASSOB drops threat to disrupt conferment of chieftaincy title on Ganduje Whistleblower: 5,000 tips received, N11bn recovered — Adeosun Naturalised Americans in danger of losing citizenship as Federal officials review thousands of cases Chinese firm to invest in Nigeria’s digital economy, education Demolition Notice: Ayefele’s house contravenes planning laws — Oyo Govt

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (377,432 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (366,460 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (296,151 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (241,750 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (222,513 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (217,033 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (192,471 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (174,648 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (159,567 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (158,219 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (152,643 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (142,964 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (56) Business & Economy (3,452) Business Verdict (48) Columnists (910) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (528) Features (633) Global Business Monitor (294) International (2,274) Interview (161) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (134) News (38,048) Opinion (1,057) Pidgin (11) Politics (6,054) Religion (816) Sports (1,646) Stock Watch (33) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid 2-4 Highlights and Goals

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement