As the Nigerian lady, Zainab Aliyu, who was arrested by the Saudi Authorities in the Eastern country for being in possession for prohibited drugs await her fate, Nigerians, especially those on social media have been clamouring for the release of the lady.
The Nigerian government, based on the findings of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) had insisted that the lady was a victim of a cartel at the Aminu Kano airport in Kano. The cartel reportedly specialises in placing hard drugs in bags in the names of air travellers, to their destination countries.
The Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora matters, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, however, revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari has directed Abubakar Malami, the Attorney General of the Federation, to immediately intervene in the case of Zainab Aliyu.
These are what Nigerians on Social Media are saying about the matter.
Saudi Arabian authorities must free Zainab Habibu Aliyu. Her ordeal shows everything wrong with death penalty. Let us raise our voices, until Zainab is free. No one knows who can be the next victim of such injustice. #FreeZainab #Nigeria #ZainabIsInnocent pic.twitter.com/D6NpPwv6gS
— Amnesty Int. Nigeria (@AmnestyNigeria) April 29, 2019
President @MBuhari has since directed the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) to take all the necessary action to ensure Zainab Aliyu’s release and her safe return to Nigeria, Hon. @AbikeDabiri, SSA to the President on Foreign Relations and Diaspora discloses. https://t.co/mqj3SH0jBT
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) April 29, 2019
Zainab is a daughter, a student, a friend, a sister, a niece, a cousin, a Nigerian, a human. Zainab is INNOCENT. Zainab has a voice and she'll be heard. We are Zainab Don't stop talking about it until justice is served. #ZainabIsInnocent #FreeZainab #ZainabAliyu #FreeZainab pic.twitter.com/qpJ6ei4bqk
— Umm' Khulthum كلثوم (@khal2m_ukay) April 29, 2019
We be been on this , in the last two weeks. @MBuhari has directed AGF to take necessary action. We are making good progress. She will be back, along with 2 others in same situation https://t.co/rrQbiTTimf
— Abike Dabiri-Erewa (@abikedabiri) April 29, 2019
— INDO✨ (@aisha_yaGuda) April 29, 2019
According to Freedom Radio, The Saudi Consulate in Kano is denying everyone (journalists inclusive) access into their building as long as you're there on Zainab's case. This should be looked into by the government and activists.#FreeZainab #ZainabIsInnocent
— Anders🔴 (@Ameenu_Kutama) April 29, 2019
— Fahad🔴 (@fdangwani) April 29, 2019
Zainab Habibu Aliyu, the girl in detention in Saudi Arabia over a bag with drugs planted by a 7-man drug syndicate at Aminu Kano International on 24 Dec 19. The Kano drug cartels must be arrested. Injury to one is an injury to all#freeZainabAliyu#ZainabIsInnocent#FreeZainab pic.twitter.com/jPOFzp48Em
— Giwa Murtala Omotola-Moore (@GiwaMoore) April 30, 2019
I Honestly Feel That Those Scoundrels Who Planted Drugs+Tagged The Bag In Zainab Aliyu's Name At Kano Airport Should Be Handed Over To The Saudis For Trial & Possible Decapitation. The Depth Of Evil + Greed For Filthy Lucre Which They Epitomise Beggars Belief#ZainabIsInnocent
— BEEGEAGLES BLOG (@beegeaglesblog) April 29, 2019
Saudi Arabian authorities must free Zainab Habibu Aliyu. Her ordeal shows everything wrong with death penalty. Let us raise our voices, until Zainab is free. No one knows who can be the next victim of such injustice. #FreeZainab #Nigeria #ZainabIsInnocent
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— Olise Odili (@kingOliseOdili1) April 30, 2019
#freezainab this is pure shit. I have done my diggings, and truly she's innocent, please @MBuhari @ProfOsinbajo @saudia_radio do something about this . This is injustice #ZainabIsInnocent #FreeZainab #FreeZainab pic.twitter.com/FfmbsPRgbw
— young_billioniare (@king_valour1) April 29, 2019