El-Zakzaky Arrives In India For Medical Treatment

Nigeria's Shi'ite leader heads to India for medical treatment

El-Zakzaky, Wife Arrive Abuja Airport For India Trip

El-Zakzaky and his wife have been in protective custody in Kaduna after the court ruling.

Others are that: "Each of the defendants/applicants shall undertake to return to Nigeria to continue their trial as soon as they are discharged from the hospital, and shall also be responsible for the cost of their travel, treatment and living expenses while on their medical leave".

Leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, will in the next few hours depart the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, to India for medical treatment.

El-Zakzaky alongside his wife and other security personnel left Nigeria on Monday night aboard an Emirate Airline number EK2614.

They had earlier yesterday, been flown to Abuja, in company of heavily armed operatives of Department of State Service, DSS, who escorted them to the capital city.

Confirming this to Tribune Online, the spokesperson of the IMN, Abdullahi Musa said the Sheikh and his wife would be flown to India for medical treatment.

The Kaduna State Government had last week filed at the Kaduna High Court terms for strict supervision of the leave granted to El Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenat, by the State High Court to seek medical treatment in India.

Already, El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat, have arrived at the airport in preparation for their flight to Medenta Hospital, New Delhi, India for medical treatment.

The court also ruled that the medical trip would be supervised by the Nigerian government.

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