Army Says Zakzaky, Wife Were Rescued Not Arrested
Written by Taiwo Adediran on December 15, 2015
The Nigerian Army has debunked rumours that the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, was arrested by soldiers at his residence and his wife killed. The General Officer Commanding (GOC) One Mechanised Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Adeniyi Oyebade, in company of the Kaduna State Commissioner of Police and other senior Army officers made the denial on Monday.
General Oyebade disclosed that the Islamic cleric and his wife were rescued alive during the bloody clash between the sect members and soldiers, adding that they were in the Army’s protective custody.