Malami has disclose the reason why Nigerian government can’t order El Zakzaky’s release


Nigeria’s attorney-general and minister of justice has explained why the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria was  yet to be released along with former National Security Adviser Sambo Dasuki and the founder of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore.

Abubakar Malami said that the Nigerian government is not having El Zakzaky but he is facing trial in a suit brought against him by Kaduna State.

A high court in the state has ordered his release but the government refused to obey the order. Instead, more charges were brought against him.

The justice minister said the Federal Government has no right to order his release like Dasuki and Sowore since the case is between El Zakzaky and Kaduna. Sowore and Dasuki were released on Tuesday.

The leader of the pro-Iran Shiite group Ibrahim El Zakzaky and his wife have been held by the government since December 2015 following a violent clash between members of his group and Nigerian troops in Zaria, Kaduna State.

Amnesty International said about 350 Shiites were killed by the Nigerian troops.

It was reported that the organization had several violent clashes with Nigerian security agencies in subsequent years.

Moreover, more than 150 IMN members were subsequently killed in Kaduna, Jos, Bauchi Sokoto, Funtua and Abuja, Amnesty International stated.

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