In an efforts to dispel the rumour concerning the detained leader of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), popularly known as Shiite group, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky spoke to the Nigerian media Saturday afternoon.
The cleric appeared in a flowing white gown with a turban from an undisclosed location in Abuja to speak with the press. He said he was alive and “feeling better.”
He was earlier rumoured in the week to have been dead. Sheikh, El-Zakzaky at the Safe Facility, said: “It (body pains) 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.
“So it was my own doctors who examined me. Before I used to be examined by security doctors, this time I did not agree, and my own doctors came to examine me.
“I am getting better, thanks to all your prayers,” the IMN leader added.