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Son flays continued detention of El-Zakzaky, wife


Son of leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Mohammed El-Zakzaky, has lamented the continued incarceration of his father, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and mother, Zeenah, alleging plans to eliminate them.

He told the press yesterday in Abuja that when he met his parents on Saturday, he was found with life-threatening concentration of lead and cadmium in his blood.

As a result of this, various experts consulted by the IMN recommended immediate hospitalisation in a properly equipped facility and other medical procedures to attempt to save El-Zakzaky’s life, the IMN leader’s son claimed.

“This was over a month ago, yet nothing has been done till date,” he lamented.


Mrs. El-Zakzaky, on the other hand, who had numerous medical issues before, was reportedly denied medicare.

He stated: “The frequent chronic pain, which she had been suffering on monthly basis, has now turned into a daily torture. And none of the underlying medical issues causing these attacks has been addressed.

“When we met, aside what could be seen of their deteriorating condition, such as my father’s teeth, has turned from dark brown to virtually jet black, in one month, my father also informed me of how his condition had been worsening since the last time we met.”

El-Zakzaky is an outspoken Shi’a Muslim cleric in Nigeria. He is the head of IMN, a movement he founded in the late 1970s, when he was a student at Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), and began propagating Shia Islam around 1979.

“That they have managed to survive this long is a miracle,” he narrated.

He explained that based on experts’ reports, the time frame during which anything could be done to save their health has virtually run out.

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