The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has accused the Federal Government and agents working for the United States of frustrating the medical treatment of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, in India.
The group made the allegation in a statement issued by Abdullahi Musa, Secretary of the IMN academic forum.
Following a leave granted by a Kaduna high court, El-Zakzaky and his wife, accompanied by some family members and security operatives, left Nigeria for India on Monday.
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But Musa in the statement alleged that management of Madenta Hospital, New Delhi, where the IMN leader is currently, had been threatened not to admit him for treatment.
He 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.
The statement read: “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 group urged the international community and “people of conscience” to prevail on the Nigerian government and its “western masters” to stop playing with the life of their leader and allow him access to the treatment.
On his arrival in India on Wednesday, medical officials received El-Zakzaky and he was stretched into a waiting mobile intensive care ambulance.