Ibraheem 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.
A source close to the cleric disclosed this, saying the federal government frustrated his treatment in India.
Additionally, Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) chair, Massoud Shadjareh has accused Nigerian authorities of deliberate attempt o prostrate the efforts of human right groups who have struggled to see that Sheikh Zakzaky has received proper medical attention.
In a video circulated on social media, Shadjareh expressed concerns on why Nigerian authorities proscribed IMN which the major Shiites group in Nigeria before they granted the group’s leader bail to travel to India for medication.
He said, “Proscribing the IMN before Sheikh was granted bail to travel was only a conspiracy to ensure that he is regarded as terrorist, having proscribed his group. This means that, he will not get a free hand to face his medication but will rather be seen as a criminal.
“It is quite unfortunate that the Nigerian authorities are doing all the processes to ensure that the Sheikh is not treated well. But we must assure them that, we will continue with our struggle until Sheikh Zakzaky, his wife and all those being detained unjustifiably are freed without any condition,” he added.
Sheikh Zakzaky left Nigeria just three days ago to India for medication after a Kaduna high court granted his bail application to travel abroad for medication.