The Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai says the leader of the Shiite group, Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky who was taken away by the military is no longer in the custody of the Army.
Buratai made this known, when he met with a delegation from the Nigerian Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) at the Army Headquarters, Abuja.
“As a responsible and law abiding organization, we will do all that we can to always safeguard lives and property. As for the whereabouts of the Shi’ite leader, he is not in our custody; he has been handed over to the appropriate authorities for prosecution because we don’t prosecute. What happened was avoidable and unfortunate, we followed the rules of engagement as enshrined in the constitution but what happened still happened,” he said.