We’ll comply with order on El-Zakzaky’s release, says DSS – Independent Observers

We’ll comply with order on El-Zakzaky’s release, says DSS

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By Andy Chukwu

The Department of State Services (DSS) has stated thatit will comply with the order that Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), should be allowed to go to India for medical treatment.

A Kaduna State High Court, on Monday, gave the order following an application filed by El-Zaksaky lawyers.

Peter Afunaya, DSS Spokesman, in a statement, on Monday, acknowledged that the service had received the order.

“This is to inform the public that the Department of State Services (DSS) has received the order granting Ibrahim El-Zakzaky leave to travel to India for medical treatment,” the statement read.

“Consequently, the Service is liaising with relevant stakeholders to ensure compliance. Conformity with the order is in line with the Service’s avowed commitment to the Rule of Law inherent in a democracy.”

The court had said officials of Kaduna government, which is trying the IMN leader for treason, and some DSS operatives would accompany El-Zakzaky on the trip.

The IMN leader has been in detention since December 2015 when he was arrested over a clash between some of his supporters and soldiers.

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