The Department of State Service (DSS), in the evening of Monday, August 5, finally released Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN).
Newsflash247 reports that the public relations officer of the DSS, Peter Afunanya, confirmed the release in a brief statement in Abuja.
The DSS had, moments before El-Zakzaky’s release, said it would obey the ruling of a court that granted leave to the leader of the Shi’ite group to travel abroad for medical attention.
The secret security agency said it is in line with the service principles to comply with the order.
“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 statement said.
The leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) and his wife have been held in detention since 2015 following clashes between the group and the military.