The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat, returned to Nigeria after barely 3 days in India.
The IMN leader and his wife left the Madenta Hospital, New Delhi, India, after complains they were being treated badly, alleging also that their condition was worse than a Nigerian prison setting.
El Zakzaky, his wife and his entourage were said to have left New Delhi in a commercial airline at 5 pm (Nigerian time) on Thursday, the IMN said in a statement last night.
According to a key top member of the Islamic Human Right Commission (IHRC), who negotiated their leader’s medical treatment in India, the return is due to the Federal Government’s interference in their treatment.
The statement by the President of IMN Media Forum, Ibrahim Musa, said: “Following lack of a breakthrough in the impasse that ensued in the treatment in New Delhi of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, it is now confirmed that the Sheikh is on his way back to Abuja, Nigeria.
“In a video message sent through his office, the Sheikh said it was decided that they will be taken to the airport to be flown back to Nigeria. He has left Delhi by 17:00 Nigerian time.
“He prayed that may that be the best option in the circumstances. The Nigerian government’s interference and scuttling of the whole process rather than supervision as ordered by the court is the direct cause of the impasse. The government never wanted the medical leave in the first place, and did whatever to stop it by all means possible.”