Paul Obi in Abuja
The Department of State Service (DSS) thursday insisted that the health condition of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shiites, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, remains stable and good.
The clarification by the DSS on El-Zakzaky’s health condition came on the heels of speculations of his worsening state of health and rumours of death.
El-Zakzaky had been held by the federal government for more than two years over what the government said was an attempt to breach national security.
Several court judgments calling for El-Zakzaky’s release have been rebuffed by the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
El-Zakzaky’s incarceration by the federal government has continued to receive knocks and criticisms across the country.
IMN on Wednesday staged a protest in Abuja.
Speaking to THISDAY on the health condition of the IMN leader, a senior DSS official said: “His health remains stable and good.”
Though the source, who requested for anonymity as he was not authorised to speak on the matter stressed that the rumours were far from the truth, as El-Zakzaky’s health has not deteriorated to that level.