DSS insider responds to death report of ​detained Islamic Cleric, El-Zakzaky

The detained leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shiites, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, whose health conditions reportedly worsened in recently was reported dead in detention on Wednesday.

As at now, the report has not been confirmed by Shiites members but the Department of State Service (DSS) have insisted that the health condition of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shiites, 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.

In a protest organized by IMN member on Wednesday in Abuja, a senior DSS official who spoke with ThisDay Newspaper, 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.