The spokesman of the proscribed Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Ibrahim Musa on Thursday confirmed that its leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky is on his way back to Nigeria, from India where he travelled for medical treatment as reported by Alabingo.com on Wednesday https://alabingo.com/archives/27881
In an interview with Channels Television, Musa said, the decision is due to a lack of a breakthrough in the impasse that ensured with regard to the treatment of the Shiite Leader in India.
He said, “Following lack of a breakthrough in the impasse that ensued in the treatment of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky in New Delhi, it is now confirmed that the Sheikh is on his way back to Abuja, Nigeria. He is scheduled to leave 17hrs Nigerian time.
“In a video message sent by the Sheikh himself, he said that they were given two alternatives; either to commence the treatment on their own terms i.e the government terms or they will be sent back. And that it has been announced to them that they will be sent back and he is praying to Allah that may it be the best option for him and for everybody.
“It is clear to us that the Nigerian government interference and the scuttling of the whole process rather than supervision as ordered bt the court is the direct course of the impasse.
“The government as we know never wanted the medical leave in the first place and as we have seen it did whatever it can to stop it (medical leave) by all means possible and unfortunately it has stopped it.”