El-Zakzaky's Health Remains Stable, DSS Insists

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El-Zakzaky, made his first public appearance at the headquarters of the Department of State Services (DSS) on Saturday since his detention.

The leader of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), popularly known as Shiite Group, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, on Saturday, spoke from a state security facility, ending speculations about his death. The journalists moved towards him.

"For us, Nigeria must remain peaceful, stable and trust in the government and security agencies to provide the enabling environment to allow residents, citizens and everyone as far as you are law abiding to pursue their legitimate businesses".

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El-Zakzaky, in a brief chat with newsmen at an undisclosed location in Abuja, said he was alive and "feeling better".

He also thanked Nigerians for their prayers, as well as the DSS for allowing him access to his doctors.

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Also reacting to the issue, Falana in a letter dated November 7 and addressed to the President, demanded the immediate release of El-Zakzaky and his wife since the panel set up to investigate the incident has not recommended that they should be prosecuted indefinitely. "But he is very sick". "He has developed stroke in detention", Falana had said.

Members of the IMN group have been staging series of processions across the northern states demanding their release. For instance, 53 of his followers were arrested in Abuja last week Wednesday by the police during their protest.

The IMN leader and his wife were arrested on December 14, 2015in Zaria following a clampdown on Shiites by the Nigerian Army.

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