The Department of State Service (DSS), has released the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, in compliance to court order.
He was released on Monday night according to a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the DSS, Dr Peter Afunanya in Abuja.
El-Zakzaky, who is also the leader of the Shiite group in the country has been in custody for over four years.
A Kaduna High Court on Monday granted his prayers that he should be released to attend to his health abroad, preferably in India.
His followers have been on protest across the country in the last few weeks over his continued detention.