Abuja - Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, the leader of the Shi'ite Islamic group is allegedly being held at a detention facility in Kaduna State, Punch has reported.
El-Zakzaky's arrest follows a bloody clash between Shi'ite followers and soldiers, which saw several deaths in December of last year.
Reports have suggested that El-Zakzaky may face felony charges following an investigation currently being conducted into his activities.
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Olabisi Kolawole, PR Officer for The Force, has since declined to comment on El-Zakzaky's case, citing security reasons.
Meanwhile, Suleiman Dahiru, a former Nigerian Head of Mission, has kicked against El-Zakzaky, calling his manner of religious worship in Zaria "unacceptable".
Dahiru has advised the Federal Government to step up action as a preventative measure against a sectarian crisis that could potentially break out between the Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims in the country.
Dahiru also lambasted the Republic of Iran for demanding El-Zakzaky's release, advising the Nigerian Government to make it clear to Iran that they are not under Iranian control and will handle matters as they deem fit.
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