Photo: Heartbroken follower of detained Shiites leader, Zakzakky, faints on hearing of Buhari’s return
A 58-year-old member of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), collapsed on Friday morning on learning that Pres. Buhari had returned to the country, TheCable reports.
The man is a potato seller called Malam Ibrahim, by locals at the popular Mararraban Jos, Kaduna state.
Members of IMN, also known as Shiites, have been at loggerheads with the Buhari administration since the December 2015 when soldiers killed them in hundreds.
Their leader, Ibraheem El Zakzaky, has been in detention since then. Ibrahim fainted instantly when he heard the news of Buhari’s return from his medical leave.
Some members of IMN are believed to have held special prayers against the return of president to the country. Many reportedly vowed that if Buhari came back alive, they would renounce their membership of the group.
A witness took a picture of Mallam Ibrahim being helped by members of the public on the way to the hospital.