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Shi'ite leader sent to France for treatment

25 January 2016, 11:43

Abuja - The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, has been flown abroad for medical attention from gun shot injuries he suffered during the clash between his supporters and members of the Nigerian Army, Vanguard reports.

Security sources revealed that due to the gravity of the injuries the Shiite leader sustained during the clash with the army, he was secretly flown to France by the federal government some weeks ago for treatment before being returned to the country two weeks ago.

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

Also read: Shi'ite leader may face with felony charges, remains in custody

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

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.

El-Zakzaky may face felony charges following an investigation currently being conducted the activities of his movement.

Read more at Vanguard

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