The leader of the proscribed Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife Zeenat might breathe the air of freedom very soon as the Department of State Services (DSS), is already working to ensure his release from detention.
Naija News had earlier reported today that Justice Darius Khobo of Kaduna state High Court gave El-Zakzaky and his wife Zeenat leave to travel to India for medical attention. He, however, added that the trip will be under the supervision of the state.
A statement signed by the DSS Public Relations Officer, Peter Afunanya and made available to Naija News reads:
“This is to inform the public that the Department of State Services (DSS) has received the order granting Ibrahim EL-ZAKZAKY leave to travel to India for medical treatment. Consequently, the Service is liaising with relevant stakeholders to ensure compliance. Conformity with the order is in line with the Service’s avowed commitment to the Rule of Law inherent in a democracy.”
Naija News reports Zakzaky had been in custody since 2015 when he was arrested after he and his followers blocked the convoy of the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai in Kaduna State.