El-Zakzaky’s trip ends; abandons hospital for Nigeria
Just three days after he left the country for medical treatment in New Delhi, India, the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, has reportedly discharged himself from the Medenta Hospital and is now on his way back to Nigeria.
This brings to an abrupt end a drama-filled failed medical trip by the controversial IMN leader. It remains to be seen what the next developments will be from this latest unexpected twist in the seeming unending saga.
“Sheikh Zakzaky is returning to Nigeria from India. 22:00 hours Delhi, 17:00 hours in Abuja Nigeria,” the movement tweeted on Thursday.
“The government never wanted the medical leave in the first place, and did whatever to stop it by all means possible,” Musa alleged.
Recall that the Federal Government had earlier confirmed that the Indian authorities expressed willingness to return El-Zakzaky back to Nigeria with immediate effect for fear of his internationalising his group’s activities in the country.
This was revealed in a statement by the permanent secretary, ministry of information and culture, Grace Isu Gekpe.
Gekpe said El-Zakzaky’s cry that he was being held in circumstances worse than when he was in Nigeria should be disregarded because since arriving in India he had refused to subject himself to preliminary medical checks.