Head of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), popularly known as Shiite group, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky spoke to the Nigerian media Saturday afternoon.
The Islamic cleric wore a white flowing gown with turban.
El-Zakzaky, in a brief chat with newsmen at an undisclosed location in Abuja, said he was alive and “feeling better.”
His clearance to come out of the heavily guarded building by the Department of State Service (DSS) followed rumours surrounding his whereabouts.
Earlier in the week, there was tension in some states, particularly, Kaduna that Shiites leaderwas deceased.
The DSS, however, decided to prove that he is not dead as being speculated.
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.