I'm alive and kicking - Ibrahim El-Zakzaky

I'm alive and kicking - Ibrahim El-Zakzaky

I'm alive and kicking - Ibrahim El-Zakzaky

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

Against the backdrop of his speculated death last week, the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, yesterday, spoke from detention, saying he was feeling better.

After a clash between his followers and the Nigerian Army, which the Shiites claimed led to the killing of about 800 people in Zaria, mostly their members, was arrested alongside his wife and kept incommunicado, ever since.

Members of the IMN group have been staging series of processions across the northern states demanding their release.

According to report, he wore a white flowing gown with turban during the encounter with the newsmen, during which he reportedly cracked jokes with the newshounds.

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He said: "It was severe on me on Monday, but subsequently, it started subsiding and for the first time at least, the security has allowed me to see my own doctor".

Sheikh Zakzaky: How are you?

His clearance to come out of the heavily guarded building by the Department of State Service (DSS) followed rumours surrounding his whereabouts. He's on his feet, he is hale and hearty.

"The fact is, now that they have seen that the man is alive and that nothing happened to him, we want to believe that such persons who ab-initio have planned to take advantage of such situation should desist from every plan or act they may have put in place".

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