Unic Press UK: The Nigerian government said ₦3.5 million ($9,645) is the monthly cost to feed the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El Zakzaky, who has been in detention since December 2015.
“It costs the government about ₦3.5 million every month to feed him. . . Honestly these are the facts. . . that is the situation. . . The Islamic Movement in Nigeria are a different kettle of fish,” the Minister for Information, Lai Mohammed said.
Shame on @MBuhari , @ProfOsinbajo @APCNigeria
Lei Moh says It cause the Govt 3.5M Naira to feed Sh #Zakzaky every month.There is no liar worst than Lie.@zinadabo1 @Tutsy22@segalink @farooqkperogi @Amaka_Ekwo @AgorasBlog @adeyanjudeji @ELBINAWI @PremiumTimesng @ChidiOdinkalu pic.twitter.com/WqoJDp41XD
— shuaib ahmad (@Sh4Zk) November 7, 2018
The IMN leader Ibrahim Zakzaky has been in custody since December 2015, when the IMN members forcefully barricaded a road in Kaduna at a time a military convoy of the Chief of Army Staff was moving. The blockade caused by the sect led to the brutal killing of about 350 of the sect’s members between December 12 and 14, the Amnesty International said in a report in 2016.
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Lai Mohammed says they spend N3.5M to feed El Zakzaky. If you are not going to release him as court ordered because he is a threat to Security why feed him with N3.5M monthly when there are citizens who are no threat to security that are dying of Hunger?
— KinG NomSo👑 (@ani_nomso) November 8, 2018
"N30K is enough to feed a family of 4 for a month." – Chris Ngige
"It costs FG N3.5m to feed ElZakzaky for a month." – Lai Mohammed
Nigeria don suffer.
— Bola Agboola (@bbdelacruz001) November 8, 2018
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