The Big 5: Give us El-Zakzaky for treatment – Iran tells Nigeria; Boko Haram attacks Borno IDP camp | Other top stories

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Police holding onto 15 corpses of our members – Shiites

After two days of violent encounters between the Shiite members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) and the Nigerian Police, the group has accused the police of ”holding on to 15 corpses of its supporters slain during the bloody clashes.”

It also called on the federal government to free its leader, Ibraheem Zakzaky, so he can receive medical attention.

Give us El-Zakzaky for treatment – Iran tells Nigeria

The Islamic Republic of Iran has asked Nigeria to release the embattled Islamic cleric, Sheik Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, to enable him travel to that country for medical treatment. The request was contained in a letter written to the Nigerian authorities by the Iranian Prosecutor-General Mr. Mohammed Montazeri.

Boko Haram attacks Borno IDP camp

Suspected members of the Boko Haram sect struck at Dalori internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, on Thursday night. According to sources, the witness said suicide bombers first struck before gunmen opened fire from different directions.

Presidency reacts to video of Aid worker pleading for rescue 

The Presidency has reacted to a viral video showing a female aid worker and five male colleagues kidnapped by insurgents in Nigeria’s north-east region. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said the victims’ abductors were being engaged.

According to an aid group, Action Against Hunger, one of its staff members along with three health workers and two drivers were missing after their convoy was attacked on Thursday last week.

Gunmen adopt Sharia court, kill son in Kaduna

According to Channels TV, armed men have abducted the Director of Personnel Management with the Sharia Court of Appeal in Kaduna State, Mrs Aishatu Muhammad. Spokesman of the Kaduna State Police Command, Yakubu Sabo, said the victim was abducted from Kujama Village in Chikun Local Government Area of the state.

 

 

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