Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), is on his way back to the country three days after embarking on a medical trip to India.
According to TheCable, a source, who is close to the cleric, disclosed this, blaming it on the federal government.
Ibrahim Musa, spokesman of the movement, later issued a statement on the situation.
“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,” the statement read.
“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.”
This comes after the IMN leader raised the alarm over the situation in India, saying it was worse than what he and his wife experienced in Nigeria.
But the federal government had dismissed his claim, accusing him of being belligerent and not complying with the terms of the Kaduna high court which granted him medical leave.