Zainab Aliyu
Zainab Aliyu

Excitement As Zainab Aliyu Arrives Nigeria From Saudi Arabia     

After spending four months in Saudi Arabia prison, Zainab Aliyu finally arrives home.     

Funsho Akinwale

The detained Nigerian, Zainab Habib Aliyu, who was on death row in a prison in Saudi Arabia over alleged drug trafficking arrived Nigeria on Monday.

Zainab arrived at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, alongside another Nigerian who was also accused of a similar crime.

Reacting to the development, Zainab’s father, Alhaji Habibu Kila, said he was informed a few hours after their plane took off from the King Abdulaziz International Airport, Jeddah.

“Though, I was taken unawares but as I am speaking with you, I am together with my daughter,” he said.

Habibu thanked the federal government and all those that played roles in releasing his daughter.

The two young Nigerians were conveyed to Nigeria by the Saudi Airline plane and they were handed over to their parents by the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Kano.

Recall that Zainab was arrested and detained for four months by the Saudi Arabian anti-drug trafficking agency over alleged drug trafficking, but she was later found to be innocent of the offence.

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