The federal government has said that former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, is still in detention despite court orders because there are additional charges against him for which he has not been granted bail.
The government also said security agencies were still conducting investigations on some allegations against the ex-NSA which necessitates his continued detention.
The government said the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, Ibrahim Zakzaky, is still in detention for his own safety.
A spokesperson for President Muhammadu Buhari, Garba Shehu, said this on Tuesday while addressing State House correspondents on the successes made by the Muhammadu Buhari administration since coming to power in 2015.
Mr. Shehu said the fear of the government was that there would be a breakdown of law and order if Mr. Zakzaky was allowed to go home.
“Government has a responsibility to ensure his safety,” he said.
“He is not in a prison type of detention. He is in the company of his wife and children voluntarily..
“Government is being compassionate on this matter. There is an overall public good that government is looking at in this matter,” he said.
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