Aug 17 2019
Nigeria’s senior Muslim cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky returned to his hometown after sabotaging attempts of the Nigerian government on the process of his treatment in India
Leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky has left India after rejecting the Nigerian government’s “obstruction” of his medical treatment.
Speaking to the AFP on Friday, Zakzaky’s daughter Suhailah Zakzaky confirmed that Zakzaky had left New Delhi for Nigeria. “They did fly with Ethiopian Airlines,” she said.
Zakzaky returned along with his wife Mallimah Zinat — who was also seeking treatment for injuries — after announcing his planned departure earlier on Thursday.
The London-based Islamic Human Rights Commission, a non-profit organization, said the couple had “lost all faith” in the prospect of receiving proper treatment in India.
The top Muslim cleric and his wife were injured in a deadly military raid in 2015. They had been in prison until last week for four years despite a high court ruling granting them freedom.