Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, has left the Medenta Hospital in India, and is expected to arrive in Nigeria on Friday (today).
El-Zakzaky had on Monday flown to Medenta Hospital in India’s New Delhi alongside his wife, Zenaat, for medical treatment for an undisclosed ailment.
The Islamic cleric had, however, complained about the situation in India, saying he was being frustrated by the Federal Government.
The Chairman of Free El-Zakzaky Committee, Abubakar Abdurahman, confirmed on Wednesday that El-Zakzaky won’t hesitate to return if the challenge continues.
Speaking on the reason for his return, the President, Media Forum of IMN, Ibrahim Musa, said in a statement that: “Following lack of breakthrough in the impasse that ensued in the treatment in New Delhi of Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, it is now confirmed that the Sheikh is on his way back to Abuja.
“In a video message sent through his office, the Sheikh said it was decided that they would be taken to the airport to be flown back to Nigeria. He has left Delhi by 17:00 Nigerian time (on Thursday). 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.”
It was learnt that EL-Zakzaky would return to the DSS custody where he and his wife were being held since 2015.
The Federal Government had earlier refuted El-Zakzaky’s allegations, stating that he attempted to violate the conditions of his treatment by making unreasonable demands while in India.