Zainab: Saudi Arabia Has Released Another Nigerian, Ibrahim Abubakar

The Federal Government has confirmed that another Nigerian has been released by authorities in Saudi Arabia, days after Zainab Aliyu was released after been held in custody over an alleged drug trafficking.

The Foreign Affairs Ministry who confirmed that another Nigerian has been released in Saudi Arabia in a statement from its Acting Spokesperson, Mr. Friday Akpan, said Ibrahim Abubakar also travelled on the same aircraft Zainab Aliyu was in and was also arrested on the same day.

“Zainab Aliyu, a Nigerian student who travelled for Lesser Hajj with her mother was arrested by Saudi Security Officials on Dec. 26, 2018, in a hotel in Madinah. She was accused of possessing a bag containing illicit drugs purportedly bearing a tag with her name.

“Another passenger, Ibrahim Abubakar, unrelated to Zainab, who also travelled on the same aircraft, was also arrested on the same day,” it stated.