Monday, January 25, 2016

The Real Whereabout Of Shiite Leader, Sheikh El Zakzaky

The embattled leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim El Zakzaky, was flown out of Nigeria for treatment of gun shot injuries he suffered during the encounter between his supporters and members of the Nigerian Army last year, multiple security sources told Vanguard in Abuja yesterday.

It will be recalled that during the bloody encounter between the Shiites and the Nigerian Army, several members of the sect were killed, while many others sustained various degrees of injuries with some still on admission at Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Shika near Zaria.

The fracas occurred when members of the sect allegedly blocked the Zaria-Sokoto road and prevented the convoy of the Chief of Army staff from passing through, despite several entreaties. Continue...

Sheikh El-Zakzaky allegedly sustained several gun shot wounds, with some reports claiming that one of his eyes was affected during the encounter.

Since the clash between the sect and the military, his whereabouts have been shrouded in secrecy until Vanguard exclusively revealed that he was moved from Kaduna to a safe house in Abuja belonging to one of the security services.

Several security sources who are knowledgeable in the matter, however, revealed to Vanguard yesterday that due to the seriousness of the injuries the Shiite leader sustained, he was secretly flown to France by the Nigerian government some weeks ago for treatment before being returned to the country two weeks ago.

One of the sources said: “It is true that the federal government flew him out of the country for treatment. He was stabilized before he was brought back to Nigeria. The government did not want to take chances by keeping him in the country. We did not want a repeat of the incidenct with the late leader of the Boko Haram movement whose death in custody exacerbated the crisis in the North East.”

Another source explained that the decision to fly El Zakzaky out of the country followed intervention by highly placed Nigerians, including the .former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, and the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, who warned that allowing the Shiite leader to die in custody would have grave implications for the security of the country.

Spokesman of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Ibrahim Musa, confirmed to Vanguard that members of the NSCIA committee confirmed to the IMN that their leader was alive, after being treated for gun shot injuries in France and was recuperating in Abuja.

Source: Vanguard


  1. I am sorry but nothing that comes from Aso Rock can be believed. Please produced this gentleman and explain what charges he is currently held on. Is he guilty of stealing bullets from army and now smuggling them out of the country. Surely Nigeria is not a dictatorship or a Muslim state. Please also produce evidence that he's was flown to France because it would then appear that the French government has also violated his human rights. In the current international environment. Buhari the truth please if you dare.

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  3. FG and @Buhari keep deceiving themselves


  4. They should kill them self for all i care.
    They are all terrorist.

    #sad indeed

    1. All terrorist? No s? You truly need a refund

  5. Who would trust Nigerian leaders

  6. The best thing is for him to be arraigned

  7. His death will not benefit Nigeria in anyway.

  8. This man deserves to die in custody

  9. I suspect another terrorist group in the making

  10. Why would federal government do this?

  11. We are tired of their blood thirsty inclination