In a letter he wrote to the Nigerian State Security Service demanding for the immediate release of Shiite leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, humanrights lawyer, Femi Falana revealed that the Muslim cleric lost his left eye during the Shiite clash with the Nigerian Army in December last year. Falana in the letter, said the doctors are currently battling to save his right eye.
The letter in part 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-Zazakky, his wife and some of his members have been in detention since December 2015 after a clash with the Nigerian Army in Zaria, Kaduna state.