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El Zakzaky’s wife never had COVID-19 —Correctional Service boss



The wife of Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has tested negative for the COVID-19 virus after tests were run on her by a personal physician.

The negative COVID-19 test result of El-Zakzaky’s wife, Zeenat, who allegedly contracted the virus while in custody in Kaduna was disclosed in a statement issued on Monday by the Acting Controller-General, Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), John Mrabure.

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In the statement, Mrabure further disclosed that a test was conducted in collaboration with the Kaduna State Government, Zeenat’s personal physician and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

“The test result has been released and the inmates, including her contacts have no trace of COVID-19 virus.

“It is important to state with emphasis that Zeenat El-Zakzaky never contracted COVID-19 infection as it was alleged,” Mrabure’s statement read in part.

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