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Iran gives details on meeting with Buhari over Shi’ite leader, El-Zakzaky

Abbas Mousavi, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman has said the country is in talks with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari government over the case of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.

Mousavi disclosed that the Iranian government though diplomatic contacts, was in line with the Nigerian government help improve El-Zakzaky health.

Recalls that El-Zakzaky and his wife were on Friday transferred from the custody of the Department of State Services, DSS, to Kaduna Central Prison, as ordered by Kaduna State High Court.

Abbas Mousavi told reporters in Tehran, capital of Iran on Sunday that President Buhari and Iranian Vice President for Economic Affairs, Mohammad Nahavandian, recently met in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, on a range of issues, including El- Zakzaky’s case.

According to him, the meeting took place on the sidelines of the 5th Summit of Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) in Equatorial Guinea.

“We hope that the consultations and arrangements that are being made with Nigerian government will expedite the settlement of this El-Zakzaky issue,” the Iranian official added.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Abbas Mousavi

Zakzaky has been under arrest since December 2015, when his home in the town of Zaria was raided by Nigerian forces.


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Ilesanmi Adekanbi

Ilesanmi Adekanbi is a Journalist by profession. He has been working in the Nigeria media industry for the past 6 years. He holds several professional certificates. contact me on email: [email protected]

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