The Controller of the Kaduna Prisons, Abubakar Argungu, on Wednesday, denied that the leader of the Nigerian Shi’ite movement, Ibrahim El-Zakazaky, was in Kaduna prison.
The controller was reacting to news of Mr. El-Zakzaky’s purported arraignment and detention in Kaduna prisons.
“We only have 191 followers of the Shi’ite sects in our custody. But we do not have their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky with us,” Mr. Argungu said.
There was tension in Kaduna on Tuesday over news of Mr. El-Zakzaky’s arraignment at an unknown court.
Some court officials contacted said they were on Christmas holiday and would resume on Monday.