The proscribed Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) popularly known as Shi’ites has accused the Nigerian Government of ulterior motive in the treatment of its leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.
The group made the allegation in a statement by its spokesman, Ibrahim Musa, on Friday shortly after the IMN leader and his wife, Zeenat, returned from India where they sought medical treatment.
It said, “It is glaringly clear that the Nigerian government had an ulterior motive it was nursing using its connections in India when it violated court order and interfered with the procedures of the Sheikh’s treatment.”
It, however, condemned the manner in which the Shiite leader was taken away from the airport on arrival, without allowing him to speak to journalists.
The group claimed that rather than treating him, medical officials were taking selfies with its leader and posting on social media.
It said such action violated El-Zakzaky’s privacy and asked the Federal Government to obey the orders of the court.