Badia Ibraheem Zakzaky, daughter of the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria

Daughter of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, expressed deep concern about her father's health conditions after authorities deprived him of treatment in hospital and transferred him to the prison ward.

Iran Press/Africa: Badia Ibraheem Zakzaky, daughter of the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, expressed deep concern about Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky health saying that he does not have any access to doctors.

"Three weeks ago, the Nigerian authorities transferred Sheikh Zakzaky to the general prison, while he was not in good health conditions and have not allowed him to have his medication and visit doctors," Badia said.

She underlined the need for her father to receive proper treatment outside Nigeria, and said, "They aim to martyr Sheikh Zakzaky," Iran Press reported.

Back in 2015, Nigerian security forces raided the city of Zaria, during which they detained Sheikh Zakzaky, who is in his mid-sixties. The raid left more than 300 of his followers and three of his sons dead. The Sheikh lost one of his eyes; his wife also sustained serious injuries.

Sheikh Zakzaky was detained without trial for two years after his arrest in December 2015 until a Nigerian court made false charges against him in 2018.

Last year, the IMN accused the Nigerian government of having poisoned Zakzaky in jail after “large and dangerous quantities of lead and cadmium have been found in his blood”.

In recent months, as Zakahy's health has deteriorated, human rights organizations have repeatedly called for the release of Nigeria's Shiite leader.205

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