Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, the leader of the proscribed Islamic Movement of Nigeria, is on his way back to Nigeria, the spokesperson of the group, Ibrahim Musa, has said.
According to him, the decision is due to a lack of a breakthrough in the impasse that ensured with regard to the treatment of the Shiite Leader in India.
The Shiite leader and his wife, Zeenat, who has been in detention since 2015, had both left the country for India on August 12, 2029, after the Kaduna State High Court granted them permission to travel to India for medical treatment.
On Wednesday, just one day after their arrival at the hospital, the trip turned controversial with El-Zakzaky and the IMN accusing the Nigerian government of denying him access to the doctor with whom they had an arrangement.
The Federal Government, in turn, accused the Shiite leader of becoming unruly at the hospital. Although the issues were later resolved and treatment was expected to proceed, the situation has degenerated again, with the group accusing the government of interfering with the process.