The Islamic Movement in Nigeria [IMN] has alleged that the Nigerian government is frustrating the medical treatment of their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, in India.
The Shiites leader and his wife left Nigeria for India, on Monday, based on a leave granted by a Kaduna High Court.
El-Zakzaky traveled with some family members and security operatives.
However, on Tuesday, in a statement, the secretary of academic forum of the movement, Abdullahi Musa, alleged that the federal government and some “security operatives working for the US” were conniving to ensure that the IMN leader would not be treated.
He also disclosed that the management of Madenta Hospital, in New Delhi, had been threatened not to admit him for treatment.
“Reports reaching us from the hospital indicate that the security agents are colliding with foreign security agents believed to be working for American government.
“Even before the Sheikh arrived the hospital, we gathered from competent source that officials of American embassy in India instructed management of the hospital not to admit the Sheikh for treatment.
“The source added that even as the doctors were enthusiastically waiting to receive the Sheikh to save his life, the American secret agents have threatened the hospital officials not to go ahead to treat the Sheikh at the hospital,” the statement read.
The group, however, called on the international community and “people of conscience” to prevail on the Nigerian government and its “Western masters”, to stop playing with El-Zakzaky’s life.