Why FG Still Holds El-Zakzaky in Detention

The Federal Government is still holding unto the leader of Shiite Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, because the Muhammadu Buhari administration wants the full process of inquiry initiated by the Kaduna State Government to take full circle.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, said, while speaking during a press briefing at the UN secretariat in New York, that the Federal Government has decided to allow the full process of the law prevail in the case.
The Kaduna State government recently released the report of a panel its set up to investigate the clash which led to the massacre of over 300 members of the Shiite group by soldiers.
Onyeama, responding to a question said the Federal Government would study the report.
“Government will study it, the Attorney General will look at the report and whatever measure needs to be taken will be taken,” he said in New York.
Over 300 members of the IMN were killed between December 12 and 14 after the army accused them of blocking a major highway and plotting to kill the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai.
Hundreds of members of the sect including its leader, El-Zakzaky, and his wife, were subsequently arrested and detained since then.

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