El-Zakzaky: We’ll Obey Court Order, says DSS

The Department of State Services (DSS) has expressed its readiness to comply with the order of the Kaduna State High Court granting the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky leave to travel abroad for medical attention.

A statement on Monday by the DSS, hours after Justice Darius Khobo of Kaduna State High Court, granted leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Ibrahim Elzakzaky, leave to seek medical attention in New Delhi, India, said it was “liaising with relevant stakeholders to ensure compliance”.  

The statement by the Public Relations Officer of the Services, Dr. Peter Afunanya, reads, “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.

“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.”

Justice Khobo while granting the IMN leader the leave said he would travel in company of State officials.

He said El-Zakzaky must return immediately after his discharge from the hospital to face his charges.

The IMN leader and his wife had applied to the court seeking to travel, following poor health while in detention.

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