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Shiites Kick Against El-Zakzaky’s Bail Condition




The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shiites on Thursday rejected the bail conditions by the Kaduna State Government on Ibrahim El-Zakzaky as part of his terms of release for a medical trip to India.

Naija News reports that the Kaduna state government had demanded that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs must confirm the appointments of the IMN leader and his wife with the Medanta Hospital, India, and undertake all necessary diplomatic arrangements and protocols to ensure compliance with the conditions of the medical leave.

The State govt also said the FG must obtain from the Indian government an irrevocable guarantee that it will not entertain any application by the defendants/applicants or any third party seeking asylum under any guise or conferring the status of political prisoners or any other status aside from being medical patients on the defendants/applicants.

The IMN spokesman, Abdullahi Musa, in a statement on Thursday described the conditions as a desperate move by the Kaduna State Government to assassinate El-Zakzaky in detention.

The group said, “Sequel to the press statement released by Kaduna State Government dated August, 7 and signed by Samuel Aruwan stating terms and conditions for the medical leave of Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife, we wish to inform the public that the conditions are not more than a desperate move by el-Rufai to assassinate the Sheikh in detention, and we hereby turn down the conditions.”

IMN reminded the public that the terms were not from the court or the Department of State Services which is holding El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat.

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.