Nigerian Shiite Leader Makes 1st Public Appearance in 2 Years

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El-Zakzaky's lawyer, Mr.Femi Falana (SAN), also confirmed that he is alive although seriously ill.

Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), says he is alive and getting better, reports, The Cable online newspaper.

After a clash between his followers and the Nigerian Army, which the Shiites claimed led to the killing of about 800 people in Zaria, mostly their members, was arrested alongside his wife and kept incommunicado, ever since.

He walked towards the journalist in a white flowing gown with turban.

"I thank God. I am improving", el-Zakzaky told reporters in the interview which was apparently arranged by the secret police holding him in an unknown facility in the capital city Abuja.

"So it was my own doctors who examined me".

Members of his IMN group have staged series of processions across the northern states demanding the release of their leaders.

"So it was my own doctors who examined me".

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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.

"That will settle all the doubting Thomases across the country and those who wanted to capitalise on the said rumour to forment trouble in the country".

"Nigeria must remain very peaceful, Nigeria must remain very stable, Nigerians must trust in the government, and security agencies to provide the environment to enable citizens and everyone and every peace loving person to pursue their legitimate business", he added.



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