Former Nigerian military president, Gen. Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, is serious ill, and he has been hospitalized in Germany. The Street Journal can now authoritatively report.
It was reliably gathered that President Goodluck Jonathan, who departed Nigeria for the annual United Nations General Assembly, will pay a visit to the ailing general in Germany later today.
In a press statement released from the President’s office earlier today, Mr. Jonathan’s handlers claimed that he plans to spend one day for a private visit in London. However, it was learnt the private trip was being planned to pay a secret visit to Babangida in Germany.
Sources close to the former maximum ruler confided in The Street Journal that Babangida’s ill-health is not unconnected to a chronic back ailment for which he earlier had surgery in Germany. I can authoritatively tell you that Oga is seriously ill’’ said, our source who pleaded for anonymity.
The source however downplayed the severity of the ailment saying ‘’he is getting better.”