Barely 96 hours after landing in New Delhi for medical treatment, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of Shi’ites and his wife, Zeenat, are on their way back to Nigeria.

Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky has reportedly discharged himself from the Medenta Hospital and is now on his way back to Nigeria. A top member of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria aka Shi’ites,Yahaya Muhammad Soje, announced this in a statement released today August 15th.

According to Soje, the decision to leave India was based on the poor condition of the hospital their leader and his wife were taken to by the Nigerian High Commission in India.

”Following lack of 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 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. He has left Delhi by 17:00 Nigerian time.

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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” the statement read.

El-Zakzaky in an audio recording released yesterday August 14th accused the Federal government of frustrating Indian doctors from treating him and his wife.

After several diagnosis doctors said El-Zakzaky is suffering about eight ailments, including glaucoma, symptoms of Ischemic heart disease, which could lead to Myocardial infarction, severe cervical spondylosis which has resulted to nerve root compression and causing insomnia, among others.

The FG had earlier refuted El-Zakzaky’s allegations, stating that he attempted to violate the conditions of his treatment by making unreasonable demands, including insisting on lodging in a five-star hotel in New Delhi with free access to “all manner of visitors.”


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