As Nigeria starts 2016, the whereabouts of the leader of the Islamic Movement, Sheikh Zakzaky remain unknown.
Is he dead? Was he mortally injured?
Is he being held by the army or by the police?
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General T.Y. Buratai had said on December 18th that El-Zakzaky had been transferred from the army to appropriate authorities for prosecution.
The force public relations officer Olabisi Kolawole, had said Tuesday last week that Zakzaky was being prosecuted.
“The Shi’ite leader has been arraigned in court where he was charged with criminal conspiracy, inciting public disturbances among others; he has been remanded in prison custody and the case adjourned.” She told the Punch.
While the Nigerian authorities had announced that Zakzaky was detained and arraigned in Kaduna prisons, the Controller of Kaduna Prisons, Abubakar Argungu, denied he was in their custody.
The general public is now seriously anxious. Where is Zakzaky and why has he been denied his constitutional rights to an attorney, bail and visitation?