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‘I Saw Hell In Detention’ – El-Zakzaky Narrates Ordeal In DSS Custody


The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, has narrated his ordeal during his incarceration in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).

Speaking on Thursday when he received the Northern Christian clerics in his Abuja residence, El-Zkzaky said he saw hell during his time in DSS detention.

He added that he miraculously recovered from gunshots allegedly fired at him by the military during the December 2015 attack on his residence in Zaria, Kaduna State.

The IMN leader, however, revealed that he and his wife, Zeenat, still had bullet fragments lodged in their bodies to date, and still suffer from the traumatic experience.

He said: “Our recovery was a miracle, considering the ordeal we passed through during the Zaria attack and detention in DSS custody. We would like to meet more people, but considering our health and the insecurity in the country, we cannot open our doors to everyone just yet.

El-Zakzaky, however, called on all Nigerians to be kind towards the needy as their contribution towards the elimination of hunger in the country.

Earlier, Reverend John Alhamdu, who led the Christian delegation, called for peaceful co-existence and harmony among Nigerians, urging them to embrace love irrespective of religious differences.

In other news, the Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has suggested that Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe should be in prison.

According to the presidential media aide, Abaribe who is the Senate Minority Leader is guilty of supporting and associating with Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

Adesina made the claim on Thursday night via an article titled ‘weighty matters about our country‘ which he released on his Facebook page.

Though Adesina failed to specifically mention Abaribe’s name in his article, he made glaring references pointing to the fact that he was referring to the Abia Senator.

Adesina accused the lawmaker of inciting violence through his words and action, thereby further fanning the flame of insecurity in Nigeria.

Abaribe was further accused of constantly using foul language against the leaders of the country and standing surety for Nnamdi Kanu before the court.