The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has said it is considering taking its leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, to another country for medical treatment, after his return from the Medenta Hospital in India.
El-Zakzaky was taken to a facility in Kaduna by the Department of State Services (DSS) shortly after his arrival from India on Friday.
According to the group, IMN would approach Malaysia, Indonesia or Turkey as a better alternative.
The President, Media Forum of IMN, Ibrahim Musa, told newsmen on Saturday that the group is determined to ensure that El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat, had access to good medical care.
He stated, “After his arrival from India, Sheikh was taken to Kaduna where family members usually have access to him. Our plan is to go to the court and also at the same time negotiate the next country for treatment. The plan still remains to take him to Malaysia, Indonesia or Turkey, either of the three.”
On the claims by the Federal Government that the Shi’ite leader wanted to seek political asylum in India, Musa declined to comment, saying the issue was being discussed, adding that he would issue a statement on the claim.