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Zainab Aliyu returns home



Zainab Aliyu, a Nigerian student detained in Saudi Arabia over false allegations of drug trafficking, has arrived Nigeria Monday.

Ms Aliyu arrived at Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, MAKIA at 10am alongside Ibrahim Abubakar, another Nigerian detained by Saudi authorities in a similar case.

The duo was arrested and detained for four months by the Saudi Arabian anti-drug trafficking agency over alleged drug trafficking, but were released after Nigerian and Saudi authorities established their innocence.

On May 1, Zainab Aliyu, who was falsely accused of drug trafficking and detained in Saudi Arabia prison, on performed Lesser Hajj, Umrah, following her release on April 30.

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Miss Aliyu was arrested on December 26, 2018, a day after her arrival in Saudi Arabia for lesser hajj.

Ms Aliyu, in a telephone chat with DAILY NIGERIAN, appreciated the efforts of Nigerian government, media and civil society for campaigning for her release.

She said she was not maltreated at the Saudi prison.

Culled: Dailynigerian

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