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CSO urges FG to release Zakzaky for treatment abroad

The Initiative for Conciliation and Right Protection (ICRP) has urged the Federal Government to allow the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenatuddeen to seek urgent medical treatment abroad.

The group, led by Barrister Geoffrey Neto Chukwu, Comrade Godwin Ekoja, Barrister Bala Hassan, Comrade Ahmad S. Isa, and Prince Adelaja Adeoye, during a briefing yesterday in Abuja, however, commended the federal government for allowing foreign medical doctors to examine the detained cleric and his wife.

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They said the report of the foreign medical team suggests that the couple need urgent medical treatment abroad.

Comrade Isa who read the position of the group said, “It is a welcome development that after nearly four years of detaining the sheikh and his wife without proper medical attention of their own choice, the government finally obeyed a court order for the first time concerning the inhuman treatment of these victims of oppression.”

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They said they are, however, displeased that Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife are still under detention despite the gravity of their injuries and their deteriorating health condition, and despite a Federal High Court judgement delivered in December 2016 by Justice Gabriel Kolawale that ordered for their immediate and unconditional release.

They CSOs called on President Muhammadu Buhari to allow Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife to be flown abroad for proper medical care due to the various injuries sustained during his ordeal in the hands of the military.

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