El-Zakzaky appears in public first time in two years, says he’s alive


For the first time in over two years, leader of the Shia Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, on Saturday made first public, putting paid to rumours that he has passed on.

El-Zakzaky, who is in the custody of the Department of State Services, DSS, told journalists on Saturday in Abuja that he is alive and well, as he thanked Nigerians for their prayers, as well as the DSS for allowing him access to his doctors.

The Shi’ite leader said, “It was severe on me on Monday but subsequently it started subsiding and for the first time at least the security allowed me to see my own doctors.

“So it was my own doctors who examined me. Before I used to be examined by security doctors, this time I did not agree, and my own doctors came to examine me.

“I am getting better, thanks to all your prayers,” he stated.

El-Zakzaky and his wife have remained in detention since December 2015 despite the ruling of a Federal High Court which ordered his unconditional release in 2016.

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