Leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, has made his first public appearance in over two years.
El-Zakzaky who is in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS), told journalists on Saturday in Abuja that he is alive and well. He also thanked Nigerians for their prayers, as well as the DSS for allowing him access to his doctors.
PRNigeria provides this transcript from one-minute, 20 second interaction with Sheikh ElZakzaky with journalists at a Safe Facility in Abuja. He walked towards the journalist in a white flowing gown with turban.
The journalists moved towards him. They were cracking jokes and continued thus: Journalist: Good Afternoon sir? Sheikh Zakzaky: How are you? Journalist: Can we have a word with you? Sheikh El-Zakzaky: If they agree and allow me (He says so jokingly) Journalist: How are you feeling now? Sheik El-Zakzaky: I am feel better the security (officers) have allowed me to see my doctor, my personal doctor. I thank God. I am improving Journalist: Do you have anything to add. Sheikh El-Zakzaky: I thank you for all your prayers Journalist: Thank you sir Sheikh ElZakzaky: Thanks (As he walked away)