El-Zakzaky Is Alive – DSS

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The Department of State Services (DSS) said on Friday that the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, is alive

An official of the service who preferred to remain anonymous told the News Agency of Nigeria that El-Zakzaky was hale and hearty.

El-Zakzaky was arrested in 2015 after his members had a confrontation with the convoy of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai in Zaria, Kaduna State.

Him and his wife had been held by the Federal Government for more than two years.

The Nigerian Government had also rebuffed several court judgments calling for El-Zakzaky’s release.

Members of the IMN had on Wednesday staged a protest in Abuja.

DSS senior official told ThisDay that the IMN leader‘s health remains stable and good.

53 of his followers were arrested on Wednesday by the Police in Abuja following a violent protest.

Since the arrest and detention of the group’s leader, his followers had organised series of protests in some cities in the country calling for his release.


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