The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shiites, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, has returned to Nigeria from India.
36Naija reports that the Shiites leader arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Friday afternoon alongside his wife, Zeenah Ibrahim.
It was learned that journalists were denied access to the Airport Terminal by aviation security officials on the ground following the arrival of El-Zakzaky and his wife.
On Thursday in a video said to have been recorded before El-Zakzaky boarded his return flight to Nigeria, the Shiites leader said he was informed earlier that he and his wife would have to leave the Asian country.
“You have already heard the messages regarding the ultimatum we were given of either we agree to be treated here on their terms or return home,” he said in Hausa.
“So a bit earlier they came here as inform us that they have decided to take us back to Nigeria. And now it is almost 10 pm (Indian time) and they have said they will come at 11:30 to take us to the airport in order to take us back to Abuja, this is what they have decided.
“And they have sent government representatives here to inform us of that… In sha Allah we will embark on the journey back home. We hope this will be for the best.”