El-Zakzaky has been released from DSS custody

Leader of the Islamic movement in Nigeria El-Zakzaky has been released from the custody of the department of state service.

It was confirmed to the media this evening by the Public Relations Officer of the DSS, Dr. Peter Afunanya.

El-Zakzaky has been released from DSS custody

El- ZakZaky and his wife, Zinat was granted bail this morning by Kaduna High court on medical ground.

Presiding over the bail hearing, Justice Darius Khobo said he must return immediately after treatment to face charges leveled against him.

How did it get here?

SHEIKH ZAKZAKY is the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria(IMN), known as Shi’ite.

The Nigerian Army arrested him in his house on the 13th of December 2015.

According to reports, Zakzaky’s son, Sayyid Aliyu, and many members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) were killed during the arrest.

The Nigerian Army said he was arrested in response to an assassination attempt by his followers on the Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Tukur Buratai.

During the Pro-Palestinian rally in July 2015, 34 protesters were reportedly killed by the Nigerian soldiers, three undergraduate sons of Zakzaky were among those killed.

The Nigerian Army said members of Shi’ite blocked the motorcade transporting Lt General Tukur Buratai before troops responded with force.

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