El-Zakzaky's Health Remains Stable, DSS Insists

Sheikh-Ibraheem-El-Zakzaky leader of Shiites in Kaduna

Though the source, who requested for anonymity as he was not authorised to speak on the matter stressed that the rumours were far from the truth, as El-Zakzaky's health has not deteriorated to that level.

The Leader of Islamic Movement of Nigeria, which is popularly known as Shiite Group, Shiek Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, has debunked the rumours making the rounds that he is dead.

"For the first time at least the security (officers) have allowed me to see my own doctors", he said, according to footage of the exchange.

The Federal Government has refused to obey the ruling of a Federal High Court which ordered their unconditional release in 2016.

"This police fury followed their inability to cash on the effects of such fake news and reports they have circulated on social media to incite violence to discredit the Islamic Movement". Before I used to be examined by security doctors, this time I did not agree, and my own doctors came to examine me.


"I'm getting better", he said.

On Saturday, PRNigeria provided the transcript from one-minute, 20 second of the interaction Sheikh El-zakzaky had with journalists at a Safe Facility in Abuja.

Since the arrest and detention of the group's leader, his followers have been holding a series of protests in some cities in the country, especially Abija calling for his release.

Speaking on the issue, the Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr Lai Muhammad stated earlier that Mr El-Zakzaky was still being held on the grounds of national security.

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