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DSS given 24-hour ultimatum to release Shiite leader, wife

06 April 2016, 13:12

Lagos - The Department of State Services (DSS) has been given a 24-hour ultimatum to release the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Sheik Ibraheem Zakzaky, and his wife, Hajia Zeenat Ibraheem, from detention unconditionally.

The ultimatum was handed down on Tuesday by fiery Lagos lawyer and human right activist, Femi Falana.

In an April 5 letter to the Director-General of the DSS, Falana said his clients had been denied access to their family and doctors since their arrest.

Falana said last December 12, thousands of armed soldiers allegedly unleashed violence on IMN members in Zaria, Kaduna State, on the orders of the Chief of Army Staff, General Tukur Buratai, who claimed the unarmed civilians wanted to assassinate him.

Also read: WATCH: Army officers, Shiites members clash in Zaria

According to him, although Zakzaky and his wife were not at the scene of the attack, the rampaging troops invaded their residence on December 14, 2016 and the troops set the building ablaze and killed three of their children in their very presence, thereby subjected them to untold mental agony.

Falana also condemned the fact that Zakzaky and his wife have been denied access to their lawyers, personal physicians and family members for over three months even though they have not been told that they breached any law.

- News 24


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