A key leader of the sect confirmed that the couple would leave the Madenta Hospital India back for Nigeria.
A top member of the IMN, Yahaya Muhammad Soje disclosed these to the Nation that El-Zakzaky and his wife had expressed dissatisfaction over the treatment provided by the doctors and alleged threats by security operatives.
“The security officials refused to allow the doctors he requested to treat him and his wife. As I am speaking with you now they are preparing to return to Nigeria this night.”
The Spokesman of the sect, Ibrahim Musa, also confirmed El-Zakzaky’s return journey.
Musa said the government and the Indian hospital management refused to allow El Zakzaky’s doctors to be part of the team of doctors to treat him.
”We are expecting the Sheikh tomorrow (Friday) in Nigeria. The Sheikh insisted that the doctors who had already examined him before should be allowed to have a say in his treatment.
”Initially they agreed that his doctors should be part of the team and observe the treatment.
But they later refused and the Sheikh said since they will not allow the doctors to observe the treatment, it is better he returns home.
“The doctors are not working in the hospital, but the Sheikh has the right to ensure that his doctors are part of the team to treat him.
”They initially agreed, but the government and the hospital management refused.”
Musa said, “If the sheikh comes back, we are going to look for an alternative country to go. Like the sheikh said, we will choose to go to Malaysia, Turkey or Indonesia.”
The Shiite leader and his wife, Zeenat arrived India on Tuesday with their relatives, security operatives and government officials.