Nigeria's leading Islamic scholar Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky arrived in the Iranian capital of Tehran on Wednesday.

Iran PressIran news: Sheikh Zakzaky arrived at Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran on Wednesday and was warmly received by the Iranian people as well as their supporters and followers upon arrival.

The participants, in their hundreds, held placards and waved Iranian national flags as well as portraits of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and late anti-terror commander martyr Qassem Soleimani in support of the prominent Nigerian Muslim cleric.

“I am very happy that such a crowd supports the resistance today, and I have nothing to say but to thank you dear ones,” Sheikh Zakzaky said in an address at the airport.

Sheikh Zakzaky, who founded the Zaria-headquartered Islamic Movement in Nigeria that focuses on non-violent resistance to local and foreign arrogant powers, says Imam Khomeini’s thought inspired him.

He has founded more than 300 schools in Nigeria and other African nations and has also established charities for health and educational support of African Muslims.  219

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