- The Reformed Christian Association of Nigeria has commended President Muhammadu Buhari over the prompt release of Zainab Aliyu from Saudi Arabian detention
- Aliyu was detained over illegal dosage of tramadol found in a bag labelled in her name at a Saudi airport in 2018
- The Nigerian national was released following President Buhari's directive to the attorney general of the federation, Abubakar Malami
- Malami, was asked to take necessary action on Aliyu's case
President Muhammadu Buhari has been commended by the Reformed Christian Association of Nigeria (rCAN) over the prompt release of Zainab Aliyu from Saudi Arabian detention.
Recall that Aliyu, who is a Nigerian student, was detained over illegal dosage of tramadol found in a bag labelled in her name at a Saudi airport in 2018.
The association hailed the president in a statement on Wednesday, May 1, by its interim president, Pastor Enoch Atumeyi, Daily Trust reports.
Legit.ng notes that the group said: “The Reformed Christian Association of Nigeria (rCAN) commends President Muhammadu Buhari over the reprieve he got for a Nigerian, Zainab Aliyu, who was being held and facing the prospect of execution in Saudi Arabia over drug running charges.
“The freedom procured for Zainab should be a platform from which to launch the primacy of the Nigerian life globally such that Nigerian anywhere in the world are reassured that they will never be left alone.
“We appreciate Mr. President and his proactive efforts that delivered a positive intervention, which freed Zainab. Her experience is a wake-up call on the Federal Government to decisively go after the cartels and syndicates that place innocent Nigerians in arms way by sneaking illicit drugs into their luggage, particularly the cartel discovered to be operating at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport."
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Legit.ng previously reported that the Nigeria Mission in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, April 30, disclosed that the detained Zainab Habib Aliyu had been released.
Zainab's release came after President Muhammadu Buhari directed the attorney general of the federation to take necessary action on her detention in Saudi Arabia.
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