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El-Zakzaky Shiite leader now blind in one eye – Falana

Falana made the revelation in a letter written to the State Security Service demanding El-Zakzaky’s immediate release.

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The leader of the Shiite sect, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky has been left blind in one eye after being shot at by soldiers of the Nigerian Army,‎ human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has revealed.

Falana made the revelation in a letter written to the State Security Service demanding El-Zakzaky’s immediate release, Premium Times reports.

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Femi Falana

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The letter reads:

“As a result of the brutal attack, Sheikh Zakzaky lost his left eye while doctors are currently battling to save the right one.”

“To compound the physical pain and mental anguish that our clients were subjected to in the circumstance, the Nigeria Police Force and State Security Service have held them incommunicado for the past three and half months.”

El-Zakzaky has not been seen since December 2015 when the Shiites were involved in a battle with the army.

The soldiers claim that they were forced to attack because members of the sect attempted to assassinate Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai in Zaria, Kaduna State.

The group has however denied the allegations and claimed that hundreds of its members were killed by soldiers.

Earlier reports had it that El-Zakzaky was flown to France for treatment but has since been returned to Abuja.

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Watch video of the disagreement between the Shiites and the Army below:

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