I'm feeling better, El-Zakzaky speaks from incarceration

El-Zakzaky speaking to journalists

El-Zakzaky speaking to journalists

Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), has been imprisoned at an unknown location without charge since December 2015 after his followers clashed with the army in the northern city of Zaria.

The lawyer further asked the government to release the El-Zakzakys to their children who have applied to take them overseas for urgent medical treatment, having said it was operating under the rule of law.

He thanked Nigerians for their prayers, as well as the DSS for allowing him access to his doctors.

The senior lawyer made the allegation in a statement - a copy of which was obtained by Channels Television on Sunday - in which he demanded the immediate release of El-Zakzaky and his wife who are in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).

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"It was severe· on me on Monday but subsequently it started subsiding and for the first time; at least the security allowed me to see· my own doctors". It was my own doctors who examined me.

"Part of their evil plot involved spreading false news of the alleged death of our leader, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky due to illness, on a fake Facebook page".

Several court judgments calling for El-Zakzaky's release have been rebuffed by the President Muhammadu Buhari's administration.

He disclosed that he had been allowed to see his personal doctor.

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IMN on Wednesday staged a protest in Abuja. So, it was my own doctors who came to examine, but I'm getting better.

He further alleged that two people were killed, scores were wounded while hundreds of the protesters, including an IMN leader, Sheikh Qasim Umar Sokoto were arrested. He's on his feet, he is hale and hearty.

"However, as you can see, and from your interview with him, he pointedly told you that he is okay".

"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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