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Shiites Islamic Movement says their members dying in custody

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria also known as Shiites has said that their members that were denied medical attention are dying in prison custody.

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Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky

(Daily Trust)

According to the group, Kaduna State Government must act fast to save one of the detainees denied access to medical attention, Aliyu Adamu.

Adamu is a final year undergraduate student in the department of Electrical Engineering, ABU Zaria.

The group also said that another member, Abdul Hadi is at risk of dying in the Kaduna prison.

In a statement issued on Sunday, May 5, 2016 and signed by the sect spokesman, Ibrahim Musa, the group said Aliyu Adamu had a serious brain injury that has made him to have multiple convulsions without respite in prison following trauma he suffered earlier during attack on IMN members.

That injury is clearly aggravated by the brutal Zaria massacre, and made worse by refusal of authorities to allow him access to proper medical care. He is now at risk of dying in custody or suffering a permanent neurological damage if the government doesn't act fast to save him,” the statement said.

The Shiites group said Abdul Hadi, has fainted several times in detention. “He even collapsed in court two weeks ago, yet he is being denied access to proper medical treatment. There are close to ten others with illnesses and injuries of varying degrees of severity being detained without access to proper medical care,” the group said.

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