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UPDATED: El-Zakzaky, Wife Test Positive For COVID-19, Need Urgent Medical Care

The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenat, have tested positive for COVID-19 in the Kaduna State Correctional Centre where they are both being held.

SaharaReporters learnt from family sources that despite their positive status, the government has refused to grant her access to medical care, which is fuelling a lot of worries.



Since the duo returned from a failed medical trip in India, the Nigerian government and Kaduna State government have detained them in the facility.

“Please, my brother, Malama Zeenat Ibrahim Zakzaky has COVID-19 in Kaduna Prison. She has been denied all forms of medical care! I’m quite worried. I just confirmed that El-Zakzaky has it too,” a family source told SaharaReporters.

Earlier, El-Zakzaky’s son, Mohammed, in a statement he signed and sent to journalists on Thursday, said his mother had completely lost her sense of smell.

He said, “Six day

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