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Shiites Speak On El-Zakzaky’s Release From DSS Custody


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The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shiites, have denied reports making rounds that its leader, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat, have been released from the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).

Naija News had reported earlier that the DSS stated that it is working to release the Shiites leader following a court ruling granting El-Zakzaky’s request to travel to India for medical treatment.

“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,” the DSS said.

This lead to reports of El-Zakzaky’s release on the internet on Monday night.

However, a frontline member of IMN told Daily Post that the Muslim sect can only confirm that the DSS had duly received and acknowledged receipt of true copies of the judicial order on El-Zakzaky’s treatment.

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When asked for reactions to the news of El-Zakzaky’s release, the source said: “We are not aware he has been finally freed. The last we heard a few moments ago is that the DSS has received certified true copies of today’s court ruling. Sheikh El-Zakzaky has not been released yet as far as we know.”

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