Speculations are on that Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, the leader of the Shiite movement in Nigeria, and his wife, have arrived at the Abuja international airport on their way to India.
It was gathered they 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 El-Zakzaky’s medical team, said.
The development comes a week after El-Zakzaky was granted bail by a Kaduna State High Court to travel to India for medical treatment.
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.
The trip would be the first time 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.
The Kaduna State government said last week that it appealed the high Court judgment that granted El-Zakzaky and wife bail on medical ground.
The story is developing.