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Daughter: Sheikh Zakzaky Deprived of Medical Care


Badi’ah Ibraheem Zakzaky, daughter of the Leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, warned of her father’s deteriorating health conditions, saying that he has been deprived by the Nigerian government of medical care.

“The health conditions of the Sheikh have not improved compared with the past. He is blind in one eye now and his other eye does not see well, but he has not been provided with treatment. He has been sufferring toothache for all his 8-month-long imprisonment, but he has not been allowed to visit a dentist,” Badi’ah told FNA on Monday.

She also voiced concern about the health conditions of her mother who is under house arrest like Sheikh Zakzaky, and said that a bullet has remained in her abdomen which makes sleeping difficult for her.

“She needs surgery but is not allowed to visit a physician, not even a doctor approved by the government,” Badi’ah said.

She revealed that the Nigerian government is influenced by Saudi Arabia, US, the Zionist regime and Wahhabis, saying that the Wahhabis are supported by Saudi Arabia and they sometimes advise the Nigerian government to act against the Shiites.

The top cleric lost his left eyesight in a raid which was carried out by the Nigerian army on his residence in the Northern town of Zaria in December 2015.

During the raid, Zakzaky’s wife sustained serious wounds too and more than 300 of his followers and three of his sons were killed. Zakzaky, his wife, and a large number of the cleric’s followers have since been in custody.

The 65-year-old cleric has been charged with inciting public disturbances, something his movement vehemently denies.


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