The Leader of the Shiites in Nigeria, Sheikh El-Zakzaky who is in India for medical care has threatened to return to Nigeria over what he feared as plot to kill him and his wife in New Delhi.
“They’re holding us in what looks like worst detention facility than that of Nigeria,” Elzakzakky said in a subtitle of his audio message on the current situation in Delhi, India shared on a twitter handle @SZakzakyOffice.
The transcript of the audio message of Sheikh Zakzaky from India is as below:
"We are now here in New Delhi, India. As you all know there was an arrangement for us to come here to seek medical care regarding the ailments that we have, myself and Malama Zeenah.
She, Malama Zeenah has a full bullet lodged in her body(that needs to be removed), also she is in need of a knee replacement surgery in addition to other problems.
As for me, there are shrapnel, very small fragments in my eyes, in my hands and some in my right thigh that were slowly releasing toxins into my system which caused a lot of complications, which we later discovered that they were the caused of the mini strokes I have had, both the first and the second time.
So we were thinking the first thing to be done is to remove the shrapnel, which is a procedure that couldn’t be done at home and the doctors suggested that we should go abroad where it will be possible for the procedure to be done.
Then the second thing would be to clean my body of the toxins, which I was told are deposited in the bones and some in the flesh and this normally takes time to be done.
I also have a problem with my eye which the doctors that attended to us since after I had a second operation and my sight weakened, suggested that I should be taken to better facilities to have it tended to"
Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the proscribed Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), better known as Shiites, has said that the situation at the Indian hospital he was taken to is “worse” than that of Nigeria, Igbere TV reports.
Igbere TV reports that the cleric made the allegations in an audio clip that has since gone viral on social media, where he described the situation was “worrisome” and “pathetic”.
El-Zakzaky and wife, Zeenat were flown to India (for medical treatment) on Monday following a Kaduna Court ruling last week after many years in detention.
But in the audio Igbere TV came across on Wednesday, the IMN leader accused the Nigerian government of “frustrating” his medical treatment in India.
Translated to English from Hausa, El-Zakzaky said the management of the hospital had been threatened not to admit him for “special treatment.”
He also alleged that the doctors he earlier made “arrangement” with have been changed to a new set on the orders of the Nigerian government.
Speaking further, the Islamic cleric said he and his wife were currently under tight security than what they witnessed in Nigeria, describing it as a “prison setting”.
An official of the IMN who confirmed the authenticity of the audio via a tweet, said El-Zakzaky and wife may soon return to Nigeria “over a change in the medical arrangement with doctors in India.”