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Zainab Aliyu released after detention for drug trafficking in Saudi Arabia

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The Nigerian student, Zainab Aliyu, detained by Saudi Arabian authority over alleged drug trafficker has been released.

According to TVC, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs disclosed that Aliyu was released to the Nigerian mission in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday.

The other victim, Ibrahim Abubakir, will be released tomorrow.

It was reported that President Muhammadu Buhari directed Abubakar Malami, the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice to immediately intervene in the case of Zainab Aliyu, the student incriminated in drug-related matters and being detained by Saudi Arabian authorities.

Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora matters, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, in a statement, said that the President gave the directive two weeks ago when the matter was brought to his attention.

She said, “President Muhammadu Buhari gave the directive immediately the matter was brought to his attention about two weeks ago .

“My office has been working with the AGF as well as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in that regard.”

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