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Shiites Criticize President Over Zakzaky’s Detention

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The Shiites also said that Buhari was not following the rule of law by keeping Zakzaky locked up.

Shiite Muslims in Nigeria have criticized President Muhammadu Buhari over the continued detention of the sect’s leader, SheikhIbrahim El Zakzaky.

The Shiites also said that Buhari was not following the rule of law by keeping Zakzaky locked up.

The comments were made by the sect’s spokesperson, Ibrahim Musa on Monday, February 29, 2016, PM News reports.

“We asked the government, why should they detain someone for over 70 days without any charge and without giving access to his lawyers?” Musa said.

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“President (Muhammadu) Buhari is not following the rule of law. In our own case, all the rules concerning arrest, detention, have been broken,” he added.

Zakzaky has been in detention since a battle between the Shiites and the Nigerian Army in December 2015 following an alleged assassination attempt on Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai.

Source: pulse.ng


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