The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), popularly generally known as Shiites has raised fears over the deteriorating well being of its chief, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, and his spouse, Zeena, who’re being held in Kaduna jail.
The group in an announcement issued on Thursday in Abuja by the Secretary, Academic Forum of the Movement, Abdullahi Musa disclosed that their well being situation has deteriorated and that they require pressing medical therapy.
While lamenting the poor well being situation of the couple, the sect stated it has develop into a supply of fear and concern.
It stated the Nigerian authorities needs to be held accountable ought to something dangerous occur to them.
The assertion added that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led regime remained defiant and continued to carry them with out the required medical or surgical therapy regardless of a number of court docket orders, entreaties, appeals, and protests asking for his or her launch.
The assertion stated, “Nearly a year ago, on the 24th of October, 2020, to be exact, a visit to Sheikh El-Zakzaky by his only surviving son, Mohammed, unwrapped that although the Sheikh and his wife were alive, proper medical attention was all they needed in earnest. Yet, if the condition has ever changed, it is for the worst. Right now, they could only do with a state-of-the-art medical facility.
“Up to now, they’ve been affected by many accidents of their our bodies and resultant a number of life-threatening well being challenges. Even so, the present well being situation of Sheikh El-Zakzaky and his spouse is inflicting appreciable misery. It can be a relentless supply of fear to many Nigerian residents.
“Therefore, it is worth public attention as it continues to deteriorate by the day. In spite of all this, and defiance of several court orders, Buhari continues to hold them without the required medical or surgical treatment.”
The assertion added that it was apparent that the ploy by the Nigerian authorities was aimed toward prolonging his keep in detention and toying together with his life.
“Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky is being affected by progressive glaucoma, cervical spondylitis, and there are up to 55 bullet fragments with excessive lead and cadmium poisoning in his body.
“There has been a critical case of sleep problem, recurrent spiking hypertension, and episodes of stroke. Virtually a 12 months in the past, his cardiac ischaemia and ventricular hypertrophy have been discovered to deteriorate to a extreme diploma, now requiring cardiac catheterisation.
“Of course, there is more to the Buhari regime’s wilful denial of proper medication to the couple than meets the eye; and such dilly-dallying is a matter of great concern. It is another cause for alarm because it is nothing but a move to complete what they started at the tail end of 2015.”