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Zakzaky makes U-turn, agrees to participate in clash probe

24 March 2016, 13:36

Kaduna - The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shiite Movement, Sheik Ibraheem El-Zakzaky on Wednesday made a volte face by agreeing to participate in the  Judicial Commission of Inquiry investigating the clash between the Nigerian Army and members of his group.

El-Zakzaky had on Tuesday said he was pulling out of the judicial commission because he has been denied access to his lawyers.

El-Zakzaky  through his lawyers said, he and other members of the group will not be used and will not allow themselves to be used to legitimise a pre-determined position and agenda against the group.

Also read: Islamic group boycotts inquiry into Zaria clashes

But, counsel to the the commission, Yusuf Ali on Wednesday said  he was able to see the IMN leader, who has agreed to participate in the inquiry.

Ali,  however, said the counsels to the IMN were not present during the meeting with El-Zakzaky .

- News 24


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