El-Zakzaky not in Kaduna prison — Controller

Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky
Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky

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 ​we​re on Christmas holiday and w​ould ​resume on Monday.

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