Leader of the Islamic Movement
in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, has alleged “pathetic and worrisome”
situation at Medanta Hospital, New Delhi, India.
El-Zakzaky, who arrived at the hospital on Tuesday, in an audio message which has been confirmed to be authentic, said the Federal Government had frustrated his treatment in India.
El-Zakzaky departed Nigeria
around 6:30 pm on Monday aboard an Emirate flight.
The IMN leader and his wife
have been in detention since their arrest in December 2015 after violence that
saw the army kill some 350 of his followers.
A court last week granted
permission for them to receive medical care in India under Nigerian government
El-Zakzaky, speaking in Hausa
in the audio, said he plans to return to Nigeria to source for a reliable and
trusted hospital among countries that offered help like Malaysia and Turkey.
He said: “The hospital officials received us well they told us that they parked two ambulance vehicles, deceiving the crowd while taking us out through another way, saying that it was for our own safety.
“On getting to the hospital,
we were placed under a tighter security situation worse than what we have been
witnessed in Nigeria. We are currently more confined than when we were in
Nigeria, worse than a prison setting.
“Contrary to what was agreed
before our arrival, that our own personal doctors would supervise this
treatment. Now they’ve changed the arrangement. So, we objected receiving
treatment from strange doctors without the supervision of our own trusted
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