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El-Zakzaky infected with lead poison, needs urgent medical attention – Toxicologist

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Ibrahim Ramalan is a graduate of Mass Communications from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. With nearly a decade-long, active journalism practice, Mr Ramalan has been able to rise from a cub reporter to the exalted position of an editor; first as Arts Editor with the Blueprint Newspapers before resigning in 2019; second and presently as an Associate Editor of the Daily Nigerian online newspaper. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @McRamalan on Twitter.
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A clinical toxicologist has said that the health of top Nigerian Muslim cleric, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, is deteriorating, stressing that his lead poisoning should be treated quickly.

Clinical toxicologist, Seyyed Nader Mostafavi told Mehr correspondent on Tuesday that Mr El-Zakzaky is suffering from multiple health problems.

According to him, the lead poisoning is deteriorating which needs urgent medical treatment.

Mr Mostafavi said that according to the reports he received on Mr El-Zakzaky’s health condition, the level of lead in his blood was 170 while 20 days later, the figure reached 234.

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The clinical toxicologist stressed that the level of lead poisoning in him has reached dangerous levels, adding that the top Nigerian Shia cleric should be admitted to the hospital as soon as possible.

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He further noted that treating lead poisoning is not a very hard job as necessary medicine is available everywhere.

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