El-Zakzak Accuses US, India, Nigerian Govt of frustrating his treatment
By Ngozi Onyeakusi — Leader of the proscribed Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, who abandoned his treatment at India back to Nigeria, accused the governments of the United States, India, and Nigeria of frustrating his treatment.
Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat, landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on Friday aboard Ethiopian Airlines flight.
The duo who arrived 12 noon from India where they had gone for medical treatment, were immediately whisked away by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) to an undisclosed destination.
It would be recalled that sect leader who left for Medanta Hospital, New Delhi, India, for medical attention, alongside his wife, Zeenat, on Monday, called off his treatment following irreconcilable disagreement with the hospital authority and the Nigerian government.
El-Zakzaky had, in a video released on Thursday, said he was given the option of having his treatment at the hospital or returning to Nigeria.
He also complained that he was choked by heavy security presence around him and accused the governments of the United States, India, and Nigeria of frustrating his treatment.
Later in a statement, the president, media forum of IMN, Mr. Ibrahim Musa, who announced the return of the Sheik and his wife yesterday, blamed the federal government for scuttling the sect leader’s medical treatment.
“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.
“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.”
“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,” said Musa.