After four months in detention, a Nigerian arrested for “drug trafficking” was released by the Saudi authorities.
Ibrahim Abubakar’s release had been announced by Suleiman Mustapha, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Abubakar’s release came two days after Zainab Aliyu, a student of the Maitama Sule University, Kano, regained freedom after being detained by the Saudi authorities for alleged possession of Tramadol, a banned drug.
Saudi Arabia has zero tolerance for drug trafficking. Some Nigerians have been executed over the crime, the latest being Kudirat Afolabi, a widow and mother of two.