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DSS seize El-Zakzaky on arrival in Abuja

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The Department of State Services (DSS) on Friday took hold of Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, leader of the proscribed Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), as the cleric arrived Abuja from India where he had gone for medical treatment.

The leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim El-zakzaky was on Friday taken away by operatives of Department of State Security (DSS) upon his arrival in Abuja, on Friday morning.

The sect leader arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at 11:40am but operatives of the DSS who denied journalists access to him, took him away secretly.

It was gathered that he was taken through the Presidential Wing by the operatives, preventing journalists from having any contacts with the couple.

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It was also learnt that the officers drove an ambulance to the tarmac with a wheelchair to pick up the detainees, who arrived onboard an Ethiopian Airlines flight.

Recall that El-Zakzaky and his wife left Nigeria on Monday for India following a ruling of the Kaduna State High Court which granted them permission to be treated in that country.

But his arrival in India turned dramatic as the IMN claimed that the Nigeria government was frustrating his treatment at the hospital.

The IMN also accused the Nigerian government of denying him access to the doctor with whom they had an arrangement.

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