A group of medical experts and consultants has completed its initial health assessment of Nigeria’s top Muslim cleric and his wife.

Iran Press/Africa: The delegation led by UK-based Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) visited the cleric and his wife, Mallima Zeenah, on Thursday and highlighted the need for urgent investigations into their health which it hoped would be carried out in the next couple of days.

The IHRC, an NGO which campaigns for justice, said in a statement it “acknowledges the authorities’ change of position in making this possible and hopes this heralds a full and just resolution of the situation”, PressTV reported.

Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky, the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, has been held in detention since December 2015. He was charged in April 2018 with murder, culpable homicide, unlawful assembly, disruption of public peace and other accusations.

On April 25, The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has taken its protest to the United Nations office in Abuja. 

The protesters were received at the UN office by the deputy security head.

Faithfuls of the protesters want the United Nations to urge President Muhammadu Buhari to release their leader Sheikh El-Zakzaky who is standing trial alongside his wife over allegations of culpable homicide, unlawful assembly, and disruption of the public peace, among others.

They also accuse the government of mass killings and burials of their members.

Thursday’s protest comes after a similar march was staged on Wednesday at the main gate of the National Assembly.

On May 19, a family member of the Leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) has expressed concerns after he was transferred to an undisclosed location. 101/201/213

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