The authorities of the Kaduna Prisons have said that the leader of the Shi’ite Islamic movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, is not in the prison.
The Controller of the Prisons, Abubakar Argungu, dismissed claims that the Shi’ite leader was in their custody as widely claimed, but stated that 191 members of the Shi’ite group were in the custody of the prison.
“We only have 191 followers of the Shi’ite leader in our custody. But we do not have their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, with us,” Argungu said.
Meanwhile, the Kaduna State Government said on Wednesday that it would soon announce members of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the recent clash in Zaria between the Nigerian Army and Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky-led Islamic Movement in Nigeria.