Leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, will in the next few hours depart the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, to India for medical treatment.
This follows the order of the Kaduna State High court granting Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife leave to undergo treatment at an Indian hospital of their choice.
The order came after the couple had spent over three years in custody.
Already, Sheikh 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 IMN Spokesman, Ibrahim Musa stated, “Yes, the Sheikh has arrived at the airport with his wife for their trip to India. They would be leaving in the next few hours.”
In 2016, Nigeria’s federal high court ordered Sheikh Zakzaky’s unconditional release from jail following a trial, but the government has so far refused to set him free.