The Federal Government has secured the release of Zainab Aliyu who was arrested in Saudi Arabia for drug trafficking.

Alleged drug trafficker, Zainab Aliyu, who was detained in Saudi Arabia has been released to the Nigerian mission in Saudi.

The other victim, Ibrahim Abubakir will be released tomorrow.

This was announced by the Perm. Sec., Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari directed Mr 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, 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.”

The presidential aide assured that progress was being made in Zainab’s case, along with two others in similar circumstances in Saudi Arabia.
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