A Muslim group in Ebonyi, the Da’wah and Guidance Bureau of Nigeria (DGBN) has commended the Federal Government’s intervention in securing the release of Zainab Aliyu from detention in Saudi Arabia.
The group gave the commendation in a statement by its chairman, Dr Haroun Aja in Abakaliki on Saturday.
Aja commended the role played by President Muhammadu Buhariin ensuring quick and unconditional release of Aliyu who was detained for alleged trafficking in hard drug; an offence which carries death sentence in the Kingdom.
In the statement titled, ‘RE: Release of Zainab Habib Aliyu from the Kingdom of Saudi detention to the Nigerian Mission in Saudi Arabia’, he joined other Nigerians to commend the Nigerian leader for the prompt intervention.
“The Da’wah and Guidance Bureau of Nigeria(DGBN) hereby commends and congratulates President Muhammadu Buhari for successful diplomatic intervention that secured the release of Miss Zainab Aliyu from Saudi detention.
“We join millions of well meaning Nigerians and other Muslim groups to commend our president and the Federal Government for ensuring that Aliyu regained her freedom.
“We commend the action and efforts of all the Nigerian and Saudi Arabian authorities that led to Zainab’s release on Tuesday, April 30.
“Once again, congratulations to the government of Nigeria and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia over the achievement in this highly sensitive and delicate issue.”