The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has alleged that the Nigerian government, is conniving with some “security operatives working for the US” to ensure that the IMN leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, would not be treated.
Leader of the proscribed group, El-Zakzaky, and his wife Zeenat are currently at the Mendata Hospital in New Delhi, India where they are to undergo medical treatment.
Both flew out of Nigeria on Monday, based on a leave granted by a Kaduna High Court. He was accompanied by some family members and security operatives.
In a statement on Tuesday, secretary of academic forum of the movement, Abdullahi Musa, claimed that the security agents, who accompanied the couple, connived with American secret service and threatened the management of the hospital not to admit El-Zakzaky for treatment.
He said: “Reports reaching us from the hospital indicate that the security agents are colluding 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, therefore, 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.
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