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ICRC visits Sheikh Zakzaky + Pictures

By Haruna Shaleng
The International Committee of the Red Cross has visited Leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, His Eminence Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky (H) as part of effort to enlighten the society on its activities and foster unity.

The ICRC team from the Delegate Office, Abuja and Kano Head Office, where received by Sheikh Zakzaky at the Hussainiyyah Baqiyyatullah, Zaria on Tuesday.

 The team leader, Hatim Ibrahim Fadlallah of the Delegate Office, Abuja said, there was need for the committee to sensitize the public on its humanitarian activities in order to get public support to achieve its objectives.

Fadlallah further said, the ICRC is playing vital humanitarian role in war-torn regions, citing example of the role it played during the Nigerian civil war.

He added the committee has established regional offices in Nigeria to reach out to communities and organizations, saying it trains organizations and communities on safety and life-saving strategies.

He therefore demanded close ties with the Islamic Movement, which he described as like-mind in the execution of selfless services to humanity.

The visiting ICRC team used the occasion to condole Sheikh Zakzaky over the killing of 34 people by the Nigerian military, including 3 of his sons.

Responding, Sheikh Zakzaky expressed appreciation with the visit, saying there had been a cordial relationship between the ICRC and the Islamic Movement.

He narrated to the delegation brief account of July 25, 2014 massacre in Zaria and what transpired after, while they asked questions on specific issues on the incident.

Among the team was Ibrahim Aliyu of the Kano Head Office of the ICRC.