Date :Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 | Time : 07:06 |ID: 107039 | Print

Sheikh Zakzaky departs Nigeria for medical treatment in India+Photos

SHAFAQNA- Leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky departed Abuja for medical treatment in India.

He traveled in company with his wife, Zeenat, and other family members amidst tight security on Monday evening.

A source at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, confirmed the departure during a chat with Sahara Reporters.

The source said, “The airport is tensed as we speak. No one knows what will happen but they have secretly taken him inside the aircraft.

“The NIA is also involved, they are the ones taking him there and they have departed”,  saharareporters told.

He will be receiving medical attention in an Indian hospital, according to his lawyer, Femi Falana, News media reported, according to Iran press.

Sheikh Zakzaky has been held in detention since December 2015, when the army killed hundreds of his followers at his compound and a nearby mosque and burial ground in northern Kaduna state.

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