DSS To Comply With Court Order To Release El-Zakzaky

The Department of State Security (DSS) has given the indication that it will abide by the order of a Kaduna State High Court for the detained leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) Sheik Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, to travel abroad for medical treatment.


El-Zakzaky, who has been under the federal government’s ‘protective custody’ since 2016, was given new lease on Monday to travel to India for medical attention.

Justice Darius Khobo granted Elzakzaky leave to seek for medical attention in New Delhi, India, insisting that the IMN leader would travel in company of state officials.

He said the IMN leader must return immediately after his discharge from the hospital to face his charges.

The DSS in a terse statement, Monday, said it was liaising with relevant stakeholders to ensure compliance.

“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,” the statement signed by Mr. Peter Afunanya, its public relations officer read.


“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,” it further stated.

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