Shiites condemn transfer of El-Zakzaky, wife to Kaduna prison
Say They Will Be Subjected To More Hardship
Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), otherwise known as Shiites have condemned the transfer of Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife from the custody of the Department of State Security (DSS) to Kaduna central prison which was ordered by Kaduna State high court.
The Islamic group said that the transfer order will inflict more hardship on El-Zakzaky and his wife in Kaduna Prison.
In a statement issued yesterday, by the President of the Media Forum of the movement, Mallam Ibrahim Musa, he said, “We view any attempt to take Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife to anywhere other than a hospital that is sufficiently equipped to handle their medical needs as punishing them further.”
The Shiites berated the facilities at Kaduna central prison where the couple were transferred to saying, “The Kaduna prison is dilapidated and is without any medical facility.”
According to the members of the group, “it was in that very prison that some survivors of the Zaria genocide of December 2015 died due to lack of medical attention.”
Musa stated: “It can therefore never be a substitute for appropriately furnished medical facility that can take care of their urgent medical needs.
“We are vehemently opposed to subjecting Sheikh Zakzaky to further hardships in whatever guise.
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