DSS Receives Order Permitting El-Zakzakky’s Travel for Medicals


The Department of State Services (DSS) on Tuesday said that it has received the order granting Ibrahim El-Zakzakky leave to travel to India for medical treatment.

The Public Relations Officer of DSS, Mr. Peter Afunanya, who disclosed this in a statement in Abuja, said the service was liaising with relevant stakeholders to ensure compliance.

He said conformity with the order was in line with the service’s avowed commitment to the rule of law inherent in a democracy.

A Kaduna State High Court on Monday, granted El-Zakzakky, the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), leave to seek medical attention in India.

Justice Darius Khobo, while granting the leave, said El-Zakzakky should travel in company with state officials and must return immediately after his discharge from the hospital to face his charges.

The leader of the movement is standing trial in another court over allegations of culpable homicide, unlawful assembly and disruption of public peace among other charges. (NAN)