The embattled Muslim sect leader El-Zakzaky should be on his way back to Nigeria, following lack of breakthrough in the impasse that ensued in the treatment in New Delhi, it is now confirmed that the Nigerian Shiite leader is on his way back to Abuja, the Nigerian capital.
According to report on Thursday night by PRNigeria, it was said that he departed New Delhi in a commercial airline at 5pm Nigerian time.
“In a video message sent through his office, the Sheikh said it was decided that they would be flown back to Nigeria.
“He prayed that may that be the best option in the circumstances,” the report said.
It quoted an unnamed top member of the Islamic Human Right Commission (IHRC) which negotiated the medical treatment in India as saying that 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.
Meanwhile, El-Zakazy is suffering for lead and cadmium poisoning that may be from shrapnel in his body, his daughter has told the BBC.
El-Zakzaky was among hundreds of people arrested in 2015 after security forces stormed the headquarters of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) and killed about 350 people.
He and his wife have been in custody ever since awaiting trial and arrived in India on Monday after being granted leave to seek medical treatment earlier this month.