In hope of getting medical attention,t he leader of the Shiite movement in Nigeria, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, are on their way to India as the touch down at the Abuja international airport on Monday.
This revelation was made by members of the cleric who told a popular media outfit that he arrived at the airport Monday afternoon and will be flown in a private chartered aircraft to India.
“I can confirm that he is on his way to India today in a chartered aircraft,” the associate, who is a member of Mr El-Zakzaky’s medical team, the associate said
However, the development comes a week after Mr El-Zakzaky was granted bail by a Kaduna State High Court to travel to India for medical treatment.
It is no longer news that the Shiite leader’s health had been a major ground for dispute between his followers and Nigerian authorities, amidst concerns he may die in custody if not treated urgently.
It may interest to know that ,the trip would be the first time Mr El-Zakzaky would anywhere else but the Nigerian government custody since December 2015 when Nigerian soldiers tore down his residence, killed hundreds of his followers and took him into custody.