El-Zakzaky, wife depart Nigeria to India for medical treatment

Apart from security personnel who accompanied the Sheikh family members were also on the trip

Apart from security personnel who accompanied the Sheikh family members were also on the trip

Among other conditions, the state government had demanded that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs must confirm the appointments of the IMN leader and his wife with the Medanta Hospital, India, and undertake all necessary diplomatic arrangements and protocols to ensure compliance with the conditions of the medical leave.

According to Channels TV, The spokesperson of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) informed El-Zakzaky and his wife made a stopover at Dubai International Airport at about 4:00 am on Tuesday.

Leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim El Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat, are set to depart the country for his medical treatment in India.

Sheikh El-Zakzaky and his wife as they prepare to leave Nigeria.

A source said the Shi'ite leader was transported to Abuja from Kaduna via the train service and that he was heavily guarded by operatives of the Department of State Services.

The IMN leader is flying 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.

A source within the IMN in Kaduna told our correspondent that the IMN leader was already in Abuja and waiting to be flown to India along with DSS personnel by a privately chartered aircraft.

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

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